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8/21/2008

Hillary’s Campaign Debt

Filed under: 2008 Election — DRJ @ 8:05 pm



[Guest post by DRJ]

The Boston Globe reports Hillary Clinton’s campaign debt is still huge:

“Clinton raised less than $2.5 million last month and at month’s end still owed nearly $24 million, according to the report filed Wednesday with the Federal Election Commission. She cut her debt by only about $1.2 million.

About $13.2 million of Clinton’s debt is in loans she made herself, and she has said that any contributions will be used to pay vendors, not herself.

Obama, by comparison, raised $51 million during July.”

In late June, the New York Post reported Barack Obama’s massive fundraising network could help Hillary retire $10M in debt owed to vendors and over $13M in personal loans. That obviously didn’t work out.

Earlier this month NewsMax described Obama’s lack of assistance as a breach of his promise to Hillary.

I don’t think the Clintons will be happy campers at the Democratic Convention.

— DRJ

19 Responses to “Hillary’s Campaign Debt”

  1. I don’t think the Clintons will be happy campers at the Democratic Convention.

    Unless they can torpedo his chances clandestinely. His loss is her chance.

    As for the debt, you mean to tell me that they only have 75 million leftover? P&J’s for a couple years!

    Apogee (366e8b)

  2. I’d like to show you exhibit A for Why Hillary Won’t be Obama’s VP

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  3. That’s exhibit “B”; exhibit “A” is Slick Willie.

    Icy Truth (f4d960)

  4. “Obama’s lack of assistance” is directly related to Obama’s standing in the polls.

    Icy Truth (f4d960)

  5. No one personifies the left’s sense of entitlement like Bill & Hill. I marvel at it.

    Dana (084de8)

  6. I think Obama is going to take that top slot should the convention not go his way…

    Scott Jacobs (d3a6ec)

  7. Dis’gree. It will be SCOTUS all the way.

    Icy Truth (f4d960)

  8. “I’d like to show you exhibit A for Why Hillary Won’t be Obama’s VP”

    Scott – If he picked Hillary would he have to hire a full time food taster to travel with him or do they already have one on staff?

    daleyrocks (d9ec17)

  9. It seems risky of Obama to tick off Hillary considering there are still 24% of her supporters yet to be won over. He may regret this at the end of the day.

    Dana (084de8)

  10. Dana,

    After reading WLS’s posts on Obama’s fundraising, Obama may be too concerned about his own campaign finances to give any thought to what Hillary needs.

    DRJ (a5243f)

  11. With HRC on the ticket the lightworker would probably win. But he would have a hell of a time governing. Bill & Hill would stab him in the back every time they could.

    Obama/Bayh
    McCaine/Romney

    Stu707 (6e4ad5)

  12. Oops! Wrong thread. Sorry.

    Stu707 (6e4ad5)

  13. McCaine

    — Don’t quite know what to make of it … Michael Caine compressed?

    Icy Truth (f4d960)

  14. Comment by Icy Truth — 8/21/2008 @ 9:59 pm

    It’s McCain + Novacaine… the only way some people are going to be able to vote for him. 😉

    Stashiu3 (460dc1)

  15. it’s a damn shame about their finances……

    /pass the popcorn %-)

    redc1c4 (ae7a64)

  16. Is it just me, or does Chelsea look more like Paula Jones than she does her ‘mother’?

    I’m just sayin’.

    Icy Truth (f4d960)

  17. Hillary will be 61 by the time of the election.

    If she took the VP slot and won, she would have to face the fact that she would have to sit 8 years in that man’s shadow and not get a chance until she was 69.

    Her main chance in that scenario would seem to be that Obama would self-destruct in office (putting aside other horrible scenarios), giving her at best a fair chance in 2012, because the worse Obama did, the better the chance for a Republican. Still, would not undermining Obama in office help her? It would certainly serve to distance her from him for the voters.

    Good reasons for both OBH and HRC not to have her as VP.

    The ONLY reason I can see for OBH to pick HRC is if he decides he can NOT win w/o her.

    Short term gain versus long term liability.

    jim2 (6482d8)

  18. The ONLY reason I can see for OBH to pick HRC is if he decides he can NOT win w/o her.

    Which he would never admit to, for he is the Light Worker, and none would dare oppose his brilliance…

    Seriously, when I hear Sen Obama talk, all I can think of and hear in my mind is this.

    Scott Jacobs (a1c284)

  19. If Bambi thinks he can keep the Shrew in check by holding the purse strings till after the Denver convention, he’s seriously underestimated the Clintons, and that’s a major league miscalculation.

    Bill and Hill know that big time bucks will follow the acquisition of power. They have the prize in view, while Bambi’s taken his eye off the ball.

    Ropelight (42c46d)


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