– Hillary Rodham Clinton is on track to raise a record $45 million in contributions during her first quarter as a 2016 presidential candidate, building a campaign fund that further solidifies her position as the prohibitive Democratic front-runner, according to numbers released by her campaign Wednesday.

The staggering amount of cash far exceeds her $26 million first-quarter haul as a candidate eight years ago.

Clinton officials boasted that they will best the previous record — $41.9 million — which was set by President Obama in 2011.

Los Angeles Times