ARLINGTON, Va. -- Democratic presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton said she lent her campaign $5 million before Super Tuesday "to be competitive."
In another development, CNN said some senior members of Clinton's campaign staff have agreed to go without pay for a month.
The U.S. senator from New York and former first lady told reporters while her campaign had a record fundraising month in January, her chief rival, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama, "was able to raise more money and we intended to be competitive, and we were."
Clinton won the biggest Super Tuesday prizes -- New York and California -- along with major Northeastern states New Jersey and Massachusetts and four other primaries in the South and West.
But, Obama upset Clinton in Missouri and swept caucuses across the Plains and Rocky Mountain states, took his home state of Illinois and Alabama and Georgia in the South.
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