As campaign staffers, reporters, and cable news fans recover from their Pennsylvania Primary hangover today (because Yuenglings and shots of Crown Royal do not mix well together), there is no rest for the weary as the political universe quickly shifts to Indiana and North Carolina.
Both states boast of strong basketball traditions and both are about to enjoy 13 days of non-stop campaign action as Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama battle for the 72 delegates in Indiana and 115 delegates in North Carolina.
Clinton is sporting the post-victory glow and is doing her best Kelly Slater, riding the wave of her 10 point victory in Pennsylvania to a boffo 24 hours of fundraising and an additional superdelegate.
In her victory speech in Philadelphia last night, Clinton did not play coy in her plea for donations.
"We can only keep winning if we can keep competing with an opponent who outspends us so massively. So, I hope you'll go to HillaryClinton.com and show your support tonight because the future of this campaign is in your hands."
Looks like the sales pitch worked.
ABC News' Kate Snow reports that Clinton campaign officials said today that they have raised $10 million online since the announcement of her Pennsylvania victory on Tuesday night and have brought around 50,000 new donors on board.
This is the campaign's best fundraising day yet and helps to back up their claims that the "tide is turning" after Tuesday's win and that her support remains strong.
On the campaign's largest conference call of fundraisers ever, Clinton asked the 3,100 supporters listening in to pony up and "max out" their donations if they have not already done so, Snow reports.
"We have to raise a lot of money," Clinton said. "I can't do this without your help…I know you understand this, but boy is it a tremendous hill to climb."
Blue Dog Democrat John Tanner of Tennessee has announced his endorsement of Clinton, which balances Obama's endorsement this morning from Oklahoma Gov. Brad Henry. Based on ABC News' delegate estimate, Clinton has dug herself out of her post-Feb. 5 superdelegate hole. Tanner's endorsement is her 12th since Super Tuesday, which negates the 12 superdelegates she lost in that same time period. Obama has 81 superdelegates since Feb. 5
Money and superdelegates are the two keys for Clinton going forward in this race – she needs money to compete in the critical states of North Carolina and Indiana and she needs superdelegates to start swinging her way, or at least hold off from endorsing Obama until all the states have voted on June 3.
Clinton started April at a huge cash disadvantage ($9 million in cash on hand compared to $42 million for Obama) and that resulted in her being greatly outspent in Pennsylvania. In spite of that, she was able to pull out the win, but she also started the six week marathon to April 22 ahead by double digits in almost every poll. Clinton does not enjoy similar margins in Indiana and/or North Carolina so money will become a bigger factor if she wants to stay close with Obama in advertising and the ground game.
There are nine contests remaining and 408 pledged delegates in play. More than 200 superdelegates are still uncommitted and it is not likely there will be a flood of endorsements in the next two weeks before Indiana and North Carolina, unless something huge pops up to change the dynamic of the race.
For weeks it has been clear that the race would not be won on pledged delegates, that neither candidate could reach the Magic Number of 2025 without the help of superdelegates. Now that Clinton has picked up another key state and Obama has failed to finish off the race, those uncommitted superdelegates will be more in demand than tickets to a Hannah Montana concert.
On the campaign front. . .
-- No public events scheduled
-- Attends event with voters, Jacksonville, NC
-- 4:15 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Fayetteville, NC
-- 8:00 pm ET: Attends event with voters, Asheville, NC
As for the Republicans. . .
-- No public events scheduled
At the White House and Beyond. . .
-- 10:20 am ET: Delivers remarks at the White House Summit on Inner-City Children and Faith-Based Schools, Washington, DC
-- 1:15 pm ET: Meets with the President of the Palestinian Authority, Washington, DC
-- 3:20 pm ET: Speaks to members of the Wounded Warrior Soldier Ride, Washington, DC
SECRETARY OF STATE RICE
-- 7:15 pm ET: Attends working dinner for Mahmoud Abbas, Washington, DC
FIRST LADY LAURA BUSH
-- 10:30 am ET: Reports on the President's Malaria Initiative, Washington, DC
-- 10:00 am ET: Releases new home sales figures for March, Washington, DC
POLITICAL NEWS STORIES ON ABCNEWS.COM
ABC News' Karen Travers: In Tight '08 Contest, the Race Is on for Delegates LINK
ABC News' Jennifer Parker: Dems Fight On, Clinton Wins PA Primary by 10 Points LINK
ABC News' Jake Tapper: Big W for HRC LINK
ABC News' Jonathan Karl: Gen. Petraeus Promoted to Lead Central Command LINK
ABC News' Jake Tapper, George Stephanopoulos, Emily Friedman and Kate Snow: Clinton Calls for Supporters to 'Max Out' Their Donations LINK
ABC News' Gary Langer: The Role of Race, Revisited LINK
ABC News' Jake Tapper: Clinton Wins Lackawanna With Only 74 Percent LINK
ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: Senate Out of Session Till 5 to Accommodate '08 Candidates LINK
ABC News' Jake Tapper: The Soothing Dulcet Tones of John Mellencamp LINK
ABC News' Tahman Bradley and Mike Elmore: NC Republicans Use Rev. Wright Against Democratic Gubernatorial Candidates LINK
ABC News' Jake Tapper: Clinton Camp Misrepresents ABC News Report LINK
ABC News' Z. Byron Wolf: In PA, Paul Records Best Showing of Campaign LINK
ABC News' Jake Tapper: Obama-Backing Senator Hopes Superdelegates Focus on Clinton Scandals from 1990s LINK
ABC News' Eloise Harper: Clinton: Obama Is 'Formidable'; Asks Voters for a Contribution LINK
ABC News' Jennifer Duck: Congressional Gold Medal Awarded to Distinguished Doctor LINK
ABC News' Kate Snow: Clinton to Donors: Send Money LINK
ABC News' Sunlen Miller, David Wright and Andy Fies: Obama Disputes Clinton's Popular Vote Count LINK
POLITICAL VIDEO ON ABCNEWS.COM
Full Steam Ahead to Indiana!
Sen. Clinton takes Pennsylvania but now the pressure mounts towards Indiana. LINK
Whoopi: Part of Me Wants McCain to Win
"View" co-host explains why a Republican should fix "mess" of GOP's making. LINK
Petraeus Named Next Leader of Mideast Command
Sec. Gates announces Gen. Petraeus' nomination to oversee Iraq and Afghanistan. LINK
The Bottom Line on the Primary
George Stephanopoulos discusses Tuesday's results. LINK
Up Close With Sen. Clinton
A chat with the Democratic candidate after her victory in Pennsylvania. LINK
What's Next for Obama?
A look at the Illinois senator and his campaign's next move. LINK
Sen. Hillary Clinton wins the Pennsylvania primary. LINK
Obama Positive About Campaign
The candidate says he's in the race to overcome the "smallness of our politics." LINK
Talk Back on the Candidates
Thaine S. & David explain which candidate they endorse. LINK
Democratic Candidate Vote
Michael C. & Michelle discuss why they voted for their choice. LINK
Pennsylvania to Pennsylvania Ave.?
Sen. Hillary Clinton accepts victory in the Keystone State and vows to wage on. LINK