Clinton campaign halfway to fundraising goal

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Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign is halfway to its goal of raising a billion dollars for the 2016 race.

That’s according to the head of the campaign’s fundraising operations.

Finance director Dennis Cheng made that announcement Thursday in a meeting with staff at the campaign headquarters in Brooklyn, New York.

Word of the announcement comes from a campaign aide who was present for the meeting but wasn’t authorized to discuss internal campaign strategy and spoke on condition of anonymity.

Clinton’s campaign has resisted publicizing a fundraising target for the general election, fearing it would draw attention to big donors at a time when voters are angry about the role of money in politics.

She aimed to raise $100 million for her primary bid.

Clinton raised $90 million for her campaign and Democratic party committees in July, according to new finance reports released on Saturday.