April 3rd, 2008
10:25 AM ET
6 years ago

Clinton campaign to release March figures in two weeks

Moments after the Obama campaign announced that it had raised $40 million in the month of March, Clinton spokesman Howard Wolfson told reporters on a campaign conference call that the New York senator's fundraising figures for that month would not be released until April 20 - the official FEC deadline, two days before the Pennsylvania primary.

"We knew that he was going to outraise us, he has outraised us for the last several months," said Wolfson. "We will have the resources that we need to compete and be successful in the upcoming primary states."

He said the Obama campaign had already outspent Clinton's in Pennsylvania about 4-to-1 and that he expected her campaign would be outspent about 2-to-1 on TV ad buys going forward.

Wolfson added that they expected Clinton's tax returns to be released within the one-week time frame she had promised. Clinton actually made the pledge eight days ago.

–CNN Associate Political Editor Rebecca Sinderbrand


Filed under: Hillary Clinton
soundoff (164 Responses)
  1. Dominique

    It must be bad news.

    April 3, 2008 10:38 am at 10:38 am |
  2. Scott

    Is this a JOKE? She and her campaign are pathetic.

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  3. Monica, Texas

    Hmmmm....why will it take so long???????? Sounds "fishy"

    April 3, 2008 10:39 am at 10:39 am |
  4. Hillary is DONE!

    It takes 2 weeks to count cash?

    April 3, 2008 10:40 am at 10:40 am |
  5. Jeff Spangler, Arlington, VA

    Time to kick in another $5 mil, Hill, or cut your losses?

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  6. Susan from Reno

    The delay is evidence of poor management of the Clinton campaign....and an indication of how poorly they would run the country.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  7. Chris Banner

    No worries at all
    We should also expect you to release the Tax reports from Hillary

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  8. HP Boston

    Show us the money!
    Where is the BEEF!

    Yep BO has the money and he needs it!
    His weak record of experience that counts has to be purchased.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  9. Carl from Pa

    If it's good news, people are eager to report it. This must not be good news for Hillary and she is just delaying letting people know. Out off money, out of luck, time to get out of this race especially if Obama comes within 5 points or wins in Pennsylvania.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  10. on with it

    I don't care about Clinton competing or what she has raised. I think she should step down from this.

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  11. Aboomah 4 Obama

    Why wait 3 weeks into the month to disclose last month's totals, unless they are less than dismal and less than their own past monthly totals?

    April 3, 2008 10:41 am at 10:41 am |
  12. Kmp;

    Great so where are your tax returns?

    April 3, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  13. Ronald

    She's got to backdate those loans to her campaign. Let's see, she is supposed to release her taxes then too. Somehow, CNN is going to fall for the slight of hand and end up satisfied if they only get one set of numbers released.

    April 3, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  14. Paul, 47 year old, White Male

    Hillary ran out of white out & needs a few more cases to docter them up. The only person in America who can't find a copy machine to turn over her taxes a Month ago. Don't take the American People as fools Hillary.

    Trustworthy Issues = Not Electable

    Take note Super Delegates!

    If you need Pennsylvania to stay in the election I would have spent 1-to-1. Or do you think that you already own the fine State of Penn?

    April 3, 2008 10:42 am at 10:42 am |
  15. Helene

    Along with her tax records ? I am waiting ...

    April 3, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  16. sascha

    Another proof that Clintons don't like transparency!

    April 3, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  17. Jean, CANADA

    Burn this statement in your head.......HILLARY IS A LIAR....PERIOD.

    She will hide, dodge, conceal, deny and do ANYTHING to win the nomination.

    AMERICA.....is this truly who you want as your next president??? Remember the world is watching...this is an important step in the evolution of your country. Don't let someone "Mis-speak" your intentions. By the way...WORDS DO MATTER!!!

    OBAMA 8/12...JUDGEMENT....LEADERSHIP...INTEGRITY....HONESTY and STREGNTH.

    April 3, 2008 10:43 am at 10:43 am |
  18. Carolyn

    Here we go again. Hillary Clinton's campaign will release the least information possible at the latest moment required by law. So much for openness and transparency!

    April 3, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  19. Mike

    Obama's can easily raise more money having big pharma lobbyist working for him, General Dynamics defense contractor board of director as well. Obama gets tons of money from "non registered" lobbies so he can say he takes no lobby money.

    April 3, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  20. RealityKing

    Obama and Hillary have spent close to 500 million over the last 6 months, promoting themselves as great fighters for the poor...

    April 3, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  21. Brenda Elizabeth Waters

    Gosh, we will have to get 'sniper fire' soon to get the Clinton required figures!!!!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  22. Corey, Maryland

    Sounds like someone is hiding something.......again.....Something that Pennsylvanians might not like maybe.....

    Obama Richardson 08!!!!

    April 3, 2008 10:44 am at 10:44 am |
  23. Anonymous

    notice she's waiting till the last possible minute to release her tax returns...she apparently things her amount she raises will over shadow her fraudulent earnings! Smart move HRC...too bad you're a phony

    April 3, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  24. Tom

    Hillary is losen endorsement and fundraisen any other time she reelease her figures, I wonder what is up with her. Hillary is not to be trusted

    April 3, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  25. Alison B

    Where is her taxes??? Come one Hilary stop loafting what is the delay. TAXES PLEASE

    April 3, 2008 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
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