April 24th, 2008
01:30 PM ET
10 years ago

Clinton sees influx of campaign cash

Clinton has seen an influx in campaign cash since winning the Pennsylvania primary.

Clinton has seen an influx in campaign cash since winning the Pennsylvania primary.

NEW YORK (CNN) - Sen. Hillary Clinton's Pennsylvania victory seems to be helping her regain ground financially against rival Barack Obama, who has outraised her by tens of millions of dollars.

The day that followed Clinton's Pennsylvania win was the biggest day in the history of her campaign, according to Terry McAuliffe, her campaign chairman.

The New York senator raised $10 million through the Internet and had 80,000 new donors, he said.

Compare that to two months ago, when Clinton could not afford to pay staffers and even lent her campaign $5 million from her own pocket.

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  1. Mk

    So now she can pay what she owes, or does she continue to stiff those she leaves in her wake?

    April 24, 2008 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  2. Tamika

    Why isnt CNN(the most watched news channel in my opinon)covering where Mr. and Mrs. Clinton are going to be tomarrow and why? Are you afraid of them like everyone else is..why isnt anyone covering "The Hillary Movie".. if this were Obama.. it would be OVER!!!!! you all should be ashamed of yourself as journalists…I am sure you wont be posting this!..people go to you tube and see the movie(full)for yourselves and wake up!!!!.. google Clinton V Paul (California April 25th 2008)…

    If i get this posted it would be a miracle…and then you'd remain my MOST watched news channel(maybe)

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  3. Lawrence

    Is she finally going to pay her bills?

    April 24, 2008 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  4. rj

    I believe it would leave her with 1 million once she pays off her debt.

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  5. Alice

    oh, great... now this highly informative process that is helping the Democrats regain the White House can continue for another few months . . . 😦

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  6. Independent

    Hopefully she can pay some of those vendors now. And pay for her campaign's health insurance.

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  7. will

    and that new money is paying for an ad on CNN's main political page. So much for a fair and balanced media. You should be ashamed.

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  8. Chriss

    OK, so now she MIGHT be able to pay off SOME of her DEBT and pay for her employees health care.

    She is STILL in the financial HOLE.

    Come on Indiana, North Carolina, Oregon, et al, give Hillary the break she so desparately needs!

    Her Royal Clintoness tires easily, causing her to lie about her name, her daughter and 9/11, Bosnia sniper fire, Rose Law Firm files, opposing the pre-emptive war with Iraq before she voted for the bill, how she made a lot of money on Wall street, her brothers being paid to get pardons, opposing NAFTA, accepting "donations" greater than the legal limit from Peter Paul, …

    Giver her a gift – time off!

    She needs to take a nice, long vacation and get some rest.

    Obama '08

    April 24, 2008 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  9. Tony Z- MD

    Can we get an independent account? She has been known to lie. Does not matter just less than two weeks.

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  10. Scott C

    Cool, she can pay back her vendors, her staffers and whoever else loaned her money.

    Funny thing to note... She didn't GIVE her campaign 5 million, she lent her campaign 5 million... She intends to pay herself back.

    She can TAKE the money from common Americans but HER money is just a loan.

    This new money is going to get her out of debt, but almost zero out...

    She can't afford to compete with Obama, because he has more support.

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  11. Fly Boy for Obama

    How can you TRUST her website. Maybe she is counting all of her Monopoly money too.

    Can't TRUST a LIAR & a CHEATER.

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  12. Charlotte

    I donated yesterday... We, the over sixty females, are guilty of creating this mess. We went to work to make a better life for ourselves and our children. We worked for less pay than our male counterparts. We saw promotions based on gender rather than ability. We worked 8 or more hours per day and still had all the housework to do. We wanted our own car. We wanted our own money. We wanted to be more than the Mrs. Cleavers of the world. We did it all, and tried to teach our boys that it is ok to help around the house. You are still a man if you change a diaper. You are still a man if you help your wife clean house. The male EGO is very fragile. They have more muscles then we do, but we know how to use what we do have to the best advantage. Physically, they are the stronger of the sexes. The age of modern conviences makes muscle less important then it once was. We are finally at a time when women can do it all with relative ease. The male EGO is still very fragile and makes them resent the success of the female gender. Sorry boys, were here to stay. Hillary all the way….

    April 24, 2008 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  13. Jack in ND

    So is she going to use it to pay off old debts before incurring new ones, or is she writing off all the working Americans who provided her campaign with quality goods and services and continueher starring role in the coast to coast "I'm a Hypocrite!" show?

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  14. honkey white guy from cali

    Yea and 4.5 million of that went straight in the pocket of a very large Washington lobbyist company oh could it be the one that mark Penn worked for Yes it was! and now even with all the extra cash she is still several million in debt! I do not believe the figures she is pushing from her website either! I will when she files the official report with the governement but I think she will not release the results like last month to hide her problems. cover up and deceit that is the Clinton game.

    Hope And Change that is the Obama game lets get this done

    Go Obama 08 Yes We Can!!

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  15. Rob


    They had bundlers set up to donate through internet.

    and PS. Obama camp has gotten 70,000 donations.

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  16. whoop-de-do

    the way she has been mismanaging funds, it will all be gone by the end of the month; and even sooner if she starts paying her bills

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  17. X in Ann Arbor

    On the one hand I like to see the enthusiasm of Democrats in general. But we shouldn't be wasting the money on this battle which is already over. The battle is in November, let's put the money where it is needed.

    Hillary or Obama, '08 and '12!

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  18. charles

    CNN stop protecting your ever lying Queen. Were is the story about Clinton lying about Newzealand Prime Minister. calling her as former when she is still in office. Isnt that the worst foreign experience some one can have.is that what she has after 35 years, to make matters worse the Newzealand Prime minister responded to clinton lies by telling her that actualy she met former President Bill two weeks ago. What a shame CNN. show show some guts and report fairly had it been Obama who said this it would have been headlines already. SHAME ON YOU CNN

    April 24, 2008 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |
  19. truth be told

    let's see – she raised $10 million, she needs to pay herself the $5 million she lent her campaign, she needs to pay her creditors, what, $2+ million? that leaves her $3 million give or take to use for the may 6 primaries and beyond if she refuse to concede after that date. sounds like a campaign desperately gasping for air that may not be there for much too long.

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  20. Marc in DeKalb, IL

    Well, uhm, she's 10 million in the hole.

    That 10 million now goes to debt.

    Oh wait... paying our debts isn't important, right Hillary?

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  21. 60 years old White Lady

    Raise how much money you can't you will still behind.. You won't get my vote.As longer you stay in this race more you divide and damage the party and American people. You are SELFISH HILLARY

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  22. Tell It Like It Is

    Put it on a credit card and wait to see if your interest rates sky rocket.
    Be Aware... some unscrupulous credit card companies are penalizing their paying customers with higher rates to recoup losses on their default customers.
    HILLARY VOTED TO ALLOW C.C. Companies to charge up to 30%.

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  23. W PA

    Isn't she $10 million in debt? enough to pay her bills maybe...

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  24. Nanc, MN

    Hey, CNN – NYT already has the article about the Rev. Wright interview up. Skip Jenna Bush and catch up on the new stuff. Please?

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
  25. Vanchav

    Why aren't there reports of Obama recieving 100,000 + new donors

    April 24, 2008 01:54 pm at 1:54 pm |
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