Main | Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Obama To Donors: Let's Retire Hillary's Campaign Debt

Now this is what I call generous.
Barack Obama asked his finance committee this afternoon to help Senator Hillary Clinton retire her debt. On a conference call that lasted about 45 minutes Obama made a personal plea to his top donors, telling them he considered it a personal imperative now that Democrats are all “one big family,” a donor who was on the call recounted to TIME. The Illinois senator praised the historic campaign run by Clinton. “You could tell these two folks have come together because, quite frankly, they are the only two people who knew what it was like,” the donor said. No amount was mentioned on the call, though Clinton has an estimated $11.4 million in personal debts to the campaign and more than $10 million in outstanding vendor debts.*
Obama is only asking for help on Clinton's vendor debt. While I don't want to see all those small businesses that worked for Clinton getting stiffed on their invoices, I think I'd rather see that $10M go to work to defeat McSame. Either way, Hillary's just going to have to eat that $11M she lent herself.

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