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)
Isn't it about time for Hilly to shed a few more of her phoney tears as she puts on the 'Poor Hillary' act?
To whom it may concern, Please post my last comment, as I have supported Mrs Clinton for many yrs now, and truley believe in her. I think I have made an honest and to point comment. For you to censer me, because you don't agree with my opinion, is not proper. Why would you stop me from posting? last post about 9am pacific time.
This is doing her more harm than good. You look foolish running for the presidency and your campaign finances are in the red.
This is downright foolish at this point!
Yes where Barack gets money of course from mafia
She's kind of like that guy who can't take a hint after he buys you a drink.
She is self centered and is about the only one who believes that she can win.Obama has not had problems raising money.Doesn't that make her an elitist?
Hillary ran a strong campaign. She's not who we want this time. It's time to face reality, I pray we unite and tear down McCain in the fall.
She claims to be strong on the economy yet she can't manage the finances in her own campaign.
Time to go home, Hillary. You've lost.
I'm a democrat who will vote for McCain or not vote at all, because I'm sick of all the nasty comments from the Obama supporters. He has it in the bag, but his supporters continue with their nasty, mean, downright hateful, cruel comments. They should be ashamed of themselves! Now they want the Clinton supporters to forget, forgive, and vote for Obama. Well, that's not going to happen!
This is hardly the change at the bottom of the pockets of an elitist. I wonder how much money she would lend herself for the general elections. She does not need to ask money to others when everybody knows she is going down the drain anyway.
Right before she admits defeat she'll pay herself back. That's what money she's begging for now will be used for. That's also why she can't quit yet, her campaign is in the red big time and she hasn't raised enough to pay herself back yet. As soon as she can pay herself back I predict she'll give up.
Clinton first, McCain second...
CNN is Obama supporters. What do you expect? All comments here have been selected to post from a most biased media! I will not switch to Fox News! Hope your chanel will go down the tube!
It's seems like her incentive to stay in the race at this point is only to get her supporters to pay off her debt.
Still won't vote for Obama no matter what happens. Not impressed.
can she lend me this money to start a home for desperate housewives?
Sharon Minnesota : Where did all his money come from?
hahahaha, look at the millions of people donating to Obama. We are everyday people supporting him. Hillary, time to pack it up.
Can we get together and unite. Obama is ready to be the next president. I also heard that Hillary is trying to have as many fundrasiers as possible to regain some of her money back. THis is a shame.
Joyce, I am not African American, but let's not kid ourselves. Prosperity
in the nineties was a result of the Genius of Alan Greenspan, and not
Bill and Hillary.
Please stay with it Hillary....the Republicans will plow Obama under and we will be in the same place for the next four years....Please Please stay with it or go independent in the fall. YOu will win!
she is so obsessed with being in power.
Senator Clinton, you have a problem. Please save your money for retirement.
I Commend Mrs. Clinton for an energetic campaign but I think it time for her to be gracious and bow out .
Can Clinton use the funds that she has raised for the general election to pay herself back?