WASHINGTON (CNN) - Democrat Hillary Clinton has loaned her presidential race $6.4 million over the last month, bringing the total amount of money she has lent herself to $11.4 million.
And she is willing to lend herself more money, top adviser Howard Wolfson told reporters Wednesday, a day after Clinton eked out a narrow victory over Sen. Barack Obama in Indiana's Democratic primary but lost to him by a landslide in North Carolina.
The $11.4 million she has lent her campaign this year is about the same as the amount she earned from book sales and her Senate salary, Wolfson said.
On a conference call with reporters, Wolfson said the loan proves Clinton is committed to staying in the presidential race.
"The loans are a sign of her commitment to continuing the race, her commitment to continuing the process and her commitment to staying competitive with Senator Obama on television and other areas," he said.
"The campaign continues to raise a lot of money, but Senator Obama, to his credit, is also raising a lot of money."
Clinton loaned herself $5 million on April 11, $1 million on May 1 and $425,000 since then, the campaign said Wednesday. The senator from New York loaned her campaign $5 million in February.
Clinton began the month of April with close to $32 million in cash on hand, but only $9 million of that total could be spent during the primary season, according to the most recent campaign reports filed with the Federal Election Commission.
The report also showed that Clinton owed more than $10 million, meaning she was in the red even before she heavily stepped up television advertising ahead of the Pennsylvania primary in late April.
The day after her convincing Pennsylvania win on April 22, the Clinton campaign said it raised $10 million on the Internet. The campaign has not said how much it has raised since her close win in Indiana and her North Carolina loss Tuesday.
(Updates with campaign comments)
Here is my thoughts:
Why can't SHE close the deal?
And who gave her the money to loan herself? Is this another way of hiding questionable campaign contributions?
We need the Godfather to end this. Where is Al Gore????
. . . Hillary now has to campaign outside on real stumps because she
didn't budget her money right. Now she wants to handle the country's
Sasha, what are you talking about? what you said makes no logical sense. Obama and his wife are destroying the country. Are you even in the country saying something as foolish as that. Who's in charge of the white house? who made $800K off some foreign deal? who is saying one things and doing teh other.
Wake up Sasha.....Paul vs. CLinton- check it out after you have some coffee
At this point she wants to buy her way in, this shows a severe case of ego and nothing else.
Give it up Hillary.
Obama has already bought and paid for the nomination.
The superdelagates won't dare vote for you over Obama.
It's called 'affirmative action'.
Hillary and her supporters live in another world. They refuse to accept reality. Funny how her supports won't provide her with financial support. What's up with that Clintonites? Why won't you?
Anya: $500.00??? A fool and her money are soon parted. If anyone else wants to donate $500.00 to Hillary, please donate it to me instead. I can certainly make better use of it than Ms. Clinton. I've said this time and time again since March. This race is over, Obama is the winner and the Clintons need to go away.
I love Hillary now, but she took a stomping last night. Don't worry Hillary, you can do it. Its like the Opra, its not over until she sings.
One voting block that is not being talked about is the spanish vote for the general election.After the way the Clintons treated our son, Richardson........whom do you think we would vote for........they called Richrdson Judas.......the bloggers here even insulted him.....????
Lets just say the big state argument held then, will it hold now???
Hillary is intransigent because the superdelegates are so incompetent that they cannot take a decision to control her and make her abide by the rules or reason. Meanwhile MaCain gains grounds everywhere. Today, MacCain is talking convincingly about human trafficking and winning support. A word to the wise is enough.
You have a typo in your article. You Said "Presidential Racie", it shoudl be presidentail race without the i.
Money from the Saudi's is helping Hillary to keep on.
I don't understand
if she say obama out spent her on ads why is she running out of money and not obama.
How dare Hillary makes a demand for more campaign money during last nights speech while promoting a gas tax holiday. It sounds like a "giveth and take it away" scheme. Hillary is the ultimate panderer.
She represents the Blue-Collar Workers? How many of them can write three checks totaling $11.4 million?
NOW who's the "Elitist?"
This is not the person I want to steer our National Economy.
I don't see how people can tell Clinton to drop out. Why would you drop out when you're still winning states?
Never in my life did I think I would detest Hillary Clinton. But then, I didn't know she was going to turn into a republican.
Voters., , , , Would you hire this type of accountant to handle your bank
account, and other finances. If she's broke now, what do you think the
country would be in 2 years?
I guess Hillary would have to sell her home to run her campaign. Up Obama. !!!!!!!!!!!!!
I'd say the loans are less a commitment to continuing the race and more of a sign of her inability to budget or understand economics. And they aren't the only signs of those shortcomings.
Yet another sign that the time has come for Hillary to fold her tent and go back to the Senate. We all need to join ranks behind our next president – Barack Obama.
It's kinda hard for Hillary to keep up with all that crack money going into the Obama campaign...
I am not prejudice. I love every color of people but I do not like Americans voting for a person because of color.