April 3rd, 2008
10:25 AM ET
10 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. David Kolva, MD

    Oh please.

    Can anyone listen to Wolfson and keep a straight face?

    It is well past the deadlines promised by the Clintons for the release of all her 2000-2007 tax returns and Presidential library donor list.

    I guess it depends on the what meaning of the word "week" is......

    April 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  2. Eric

    She really should be releasing information, good or bad, several weeks before the primary. People need time to let the news sink in so they can make decisions. Why can't we know now what they know, they released their high dollar mark very quickly last time. So now all we get to know is that the figure is less than Obama's? This is just another example of how the Clinton's are shrouded in secrecy.

    April 3, 2008 11:05 am at 11:05 am |
  3. Terry Frakes

    Has anyone actually looked into where Obama is getting his funds? we already know some of his illegal doings coming from Rezko and Farenoff. God only knows, how corrupt Obama really is. I would bet trillion that he has and is still receiving money from one or both of these guys.

    April 3, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  4. bill from pa

    Who cares how much she made in donations. Where's her tax 2006 returns? Her competitor has bested her again by releasing 2000 – 2006 returns promptly when asked. We just had 7 years of a secretive government. Do we need another 4?

    April 3, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  5. we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him.

    C'mon Hillary, show em whatcha got. Please, America is waiting ...

    April 3, 2008 11:06 am at 11:06 am |
  6. we wanh hillary, not mccain...screw him.

    C'mon Clinton, keep it real.

    April 3, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  7. Debbie

    Why does camp Clinton always drag their feet when releasing information?

    If they have anything positive, it's out the door immediately.

    April 3, 2008 11:07 am at 11:07 am |
  8. @americans

    Why is Billary not releasing her March figures...typical of the Clintons hiding and lying and distorting the truth...or at worst, her 'uneducated' voters are running out of money.

    Please Billary, do us all a favor and DROOOOOOOOOOOOOP OUT!

    April 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  9. Allen in NC

    God!!!!!..... What a pack of liers!!! I can't believe that people stand behind this lying clinton pack. She's lied about her tax returns for months now. She'll release them after she's duped Pa out of thier votes before they have a chance to see the truth, Just like she did the people of ohio. Perhaps The good folks of PA will be able the see through her fog of lies. It's a two plus two thing to see,that if she hasn't realeased them freely by now after being asked repeatedly to let the people she wants voteing for her to see her tax returns. Does it take a bus to fall on some people to see that it really is a bus? This woman is totally ubelieveable. She reminds me so much of the fable, of the boy who cried wolf.

    April 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  10. Allen from Visalia

    Figures. I'd rather see Billary release their tax returns. After 8 years of a secretive Bush White House, the last thing we need is more of the same. What else does Billary have to hide Wolfson?

    April 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  11. S. Williams

    Im a Barack supporter, so my response is a bit biased…

    but how can you gain any trust with the american ppl when you; "mispeak" (Bosnia sniper fire), hide your tax returns from voters, make false claims and extend deadlines, not pay your bills (Ohio)… the list goes on.

    It is so ridiculous to me, that anyone can vote for this women. How is this a difficult choice for America. As a young black man (first time voter), Im honestly confused…

    !! Obama in 08′ !!

    April 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  12. Bob

    They don't have to!

    April 3, 2008 11:08 am at 11:08 am |
  13. Superdelegate

    meaning one week after she said she would.

    April 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |

    hmmm i dont believe her

    April 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  15. Bill in CA

    Why is it that the Obama Camp can release their fundraising figures an tax returns in a timely fashion bit the Clinton's cannot?
    Again and again in this campaign the Clinton machine has been steeped in what can only be discribed as lies and underhanded practices........
    Or are they hoping for a miracle?
    Come on hillary – RELEASE YOUR FIGURES and while you are at it RELEASE YOUR TAXES too.

    April 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  16. Obama

    Typical. They don't want any negative news cycles comparing how little they raised. Oh well, they will milk it out as long as legally possible with the fund raising, and then make it a very quiet announcement. The real question will be, how much debt are they in?

    Guess they can always give themselves several more million dollars that they have earned somehow. Now we still don't know how they have earned that money since they have not released their tax returns. I am sure they are looking at some way to release just hers, and put everything else over onto Bill's side.

    They can do what they want, things are now inevitable. Obama will have the nomination in hand shortly, and the Clintons will be relegated to watching from the sidelines.

    April 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  17. Lou

    Sounds like a poor fundraising month for the HRC campaign. When they had a good fundraising month in February they announced right away. They don't want their supporters to know something. Delaying the release of any information it is almost universally bad, like the tax returns from the last 6 years, library donors and such. More reasons for those of us to be suspicious.

    April 3, 2008 11:09 am at 11:09 am |
  18. Felly

    Hillary's campaign is broke. I wonder what they are hiding. Maybe she need to loan her campaign another $5M. This shows a lack of confidence.

    April 3, 2008 11:12 am at 11:12 am |
  19. Luis

    Who cares about the fundraising, we want to see Sen. Clinton's tax returns, her awarded and requested earmarks and the list of donor's to Pres. Clinton's library. How is it she is the only candidate in this campaign that has not? How can she claim to be more "vetted" than Obama?

    April 3, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  20. Donald, SC

    How can the Clinton campaign keep repeating that they are ready on day one when they have not been on time (don't even ask them to be early) on anything at least once during this race?

    April 3, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  21. Mike in Orlando

    Someone's got something to hide.

    April 3, 2008 11:13 am at 11:13 am |
  22. Bob, Florida - RFO

    What benefit is there to a delay?

    April 3, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  23. CHERYL








    April 3, 2008 11:14 am at 11:14 am |
  24. Ted

    It would be nice to see some honesty and transparency from the Clinton campaign. But I'm not holding my breath.

    April 3, 2008 11:15 am at 11:15 am |
  25. Carrie PA

    Clinton Machine Spin! I am so tired of it.

    Pennsylvania for Obama!

    April 3, 2008 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
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