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)
When it's all said and done, was it really worth it? Definitely not.
Yikes. She can't even manage her own multi-million campaign? What about the multi-trillion US economy? I don't know about Hill, folks..
Aren't you elitist if you can loan yourself 11.4 mil?
Well, if Obama gets the nomination, count me and my family out. My vote will be for mccain.
Running a campaign on deficit-budget? Well then she might as well be adding deficit to American economy once she is elected president and goes to war with Iran.
I'm getting really turned off by the smug Obama supporters. They remind me of GW Bush and they kind of scare me.
Please bow out now, and divert your efforts to raising money to pay for education in the US.
I am now voting for McCain..so are the people here in Florida.
Power is a powerful aphrodesiac , especially when it leads to " a pot of gold" as Bill Clinton found at the end of his term.
Hillary supporters, I think you should give Hillary some more money. Once you do that,explain how you need some help to pay our bills and keep your homes. If you can afford to keep giving her money go ahead.
OK Obama supporters; Be nice... We have to bring the party together. This fight is over. We are going to get our country back for all of us!
MAN! These Clinton supporters seem so "bitter"! lol
wyoming dem May 7th, 2008 9:48 am ET
If I was Chelsea I'd be pissed ….she's blowing her inheritance.
Thanks for the Chuckle :))
obama will never be able 2 beat mccain, then what is going 2 happen 2 all those obama supporters, that r full of hatred. what has become of r country.
I agree with Nina that it is VERY tacky to ask for campaign money from a crowd that Hillary has been talking to endlessly about working to help them "save" money due to the gas tax holiday she and John McCain are proposing.
Perhaps she is hoping the $30.00 or so a family might "save" this summer should go to her campaign coffers?
I watched last night CNN news for Democratic primary election report and commentaries as well Obama and Clinton victory speech. I am very disappointed Obama who is running for the United State president and he thinks he is won the primary. However, I think he does not have a heart for every one in his mind. He did not mention a word about the Cyclone disaster in Burma and thousands of people died and 40,000 peoples are missing from the disaster. I think he does not have a global leader for a the United State president . He also talking about the changes but what is "ISSUE" about change that everybody crazy about him. I am very concerned for the future of US.
She has only herself to blame.
Go Obama Go!!!
the pundits will never question her about this.
How can she fix the economy when her campaign is in such financial trouble?
Doesn't sound like shehas a good economic plan. Is this how she will solve our county's economic woes?
I guess my previous comment wasn't good enough. Bottomline, McCain gets my vote if Hillary drops out. So stay strong Hillary!
If she is loaning her campaign these funds, how and when does she start paying off her debt? Of the ten million she claims she raised the days following the PA primary, what percentage are her personal funds?
Boy, it's sure a good thing she decided not to listen to those economists. Clearly, as someone who is running her campaign into debt over and over and repeatedly having to offer personal loans, SHE knows better than the experts. And surely, as a multi-millionaire, she knows poor people's struggle better than Obama, the elitist who grew up on food stamps and paid his way through college with loans.
Want to wipe out the national debt? Have the tabloids CNN-MSNBC pay the treasury for all the free publicity they have given Borack Obama.
Go Obama! Break her bank and her back! she probably got all that money she has by ill gotten gains anyway.
Man, Hillary is like a gnat that you just can't keep from buzzing around you! Why won't she just go away! It's over, it's been over.