July 5th, 2008
05:02 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton, Obama to fundraise together next week

Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appear at a unity rally in June.
Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama appear at a unity rally in June.

BUTTE, Montana (CNN) - Sens. Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton will appear together at three fund-raisers next week in New York, an Obama spokeswoman said.

Two of the fundraisers are aimed at raising money for Obama's Democratic presidential campaign, and one to try to retire the debt from Clinton's failed effort to win the nomination.

Two of the fund-raisers are Wednesday night. Thursday morning, they'll also appear together at a women's fund-raising breakfast for Obama.

The events are private.

The New York events will make five times the two have appeared together since Clinton ended her quest for the nomination last month.

Obama announced in June he would not take public funds for his presidential run, making him the first general election candidate to do so since public financing was instituted in the 1970s.

By doing do, he passes up over $84 million in public funding, but frees himself from a cap on spending. Obama has raised over $270 million to date.

John McCain, the presumptive GOP presidential nominee, has raised about $100 million as of the end of May and is expected to take public financing.

Clinton ended her campaign for the Democratic nomination about $22 million in debt, including roughly $12 million which she loaned to herself.

Obama and his wife Michelle both made the maximum legal donation to Clinton's campaign after it ended.

Winning candidates often work to help retire the debts of those they defeated once nomination races end.

soundoff (288 Responses)
  1. Christopher

    Luv them together!

    July 5, 2008 09:15 pm at 9:15 pm |
  2. paul oregon

    sorry to see the clintons still around this is not good for obama

    July 5, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  3. Christoffel van Vuuren - Montreal - Canada

    OBAMA! OBAMA! OBAMA!

    17 Articles:
    7 about Obama + 7 photos of Obama
    2 about McCain + 2 photos of McCain
    2 about Hillary + 2 photos of Hillary

    You people make me sick!

    July 5, 2008 09:20 pm at 9:20 pm |
  4. Frankie

    Okay theirs been enough speculation between these two, I believe these two will work out together. I am all for it.

    July 5, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  5. JonRoss

    All other sources are headlining removal of 550 tons of uranium yellow cake from Iraq. Why is CNN silent ?

    July 5, 2008 09:22 pm at 9:22 pm |
  6. Frankie

    Okay there has been enough speculation between these two, I believe these two will work out together. I am all for it.

    July 5, 2008 09:24 pm at 9:24 pm |
  7. Guy

    It happened finally... I've overdosed on all the campaigning. I hope I find the energy to vote in November. This election cycle has been way too long.

    July 5, 2008 09:34 pm at 9:34 pm |
  8. Matt Canoga Park

    For his campaign or her debt?

    July 5, 2008 09:39 pm at 9:39 pm |
  9. jason

    don't get sidetracked, Barack.

    You're going to have to come up with something very clever to say, to clear up the whole Iraq thing. For example "we are going to allow them to have a real democracy over there, instead of invading if they have anything but an american-business-friendly government; like Saddam when he traded his oil in American Dollars vs. Saddam after he switched oil trade in Iraq to Euros – remarkably close to the time we invaded."

    Not that Saddam was democratic – of course he wasn't. We just didn't have a problem with the torture and war crimes until he stopped serving the interests of american business. Suddenly, we start talking about the crimes he's been commiting for the last 20 years, or so, like it was new. Wasn't it us that put him in power to begin with? Did everyone forget that already? Sort of like forgetting May-Day? Why would we put a jerk in power? Why did you choose to do that?

    July 5, 2008 09:40 pm at 9:40 pm |
  10. Charlotte

    I will donate to Hillary, I will not donate to Obama or the DNC...I will write Hillary on my ballot in November. Let the chips fall where they may. I can at least say, don't blame me, I voted for her...

    July 5, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  11. Peter of Oregon

    The PUMA, so called Hillary Clinton supporters, never really supported Hillary as much as they were against the idea of a Barack Obama becoming President.

    They can't really say they supported her or her vision which she has always shared with Barack Obama. They may have voted her (against Obama) in the Democratic primary, but for them to say they'll now vote for McCain who's ideologies and policies are night and day different from Hillary and Obama and in alignment with the Bush Administration, they never really supported her or what she stands for.

    July 5, 2008 09:52 pm at 9:52 pm |
  12. brenda mccreary

    I hope obama is as smart as i think he is and picks hillary as his running mate that is the only way i see him getting into th white house.

    July 5, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
  13. Willy

    This is as phony as a bipartisanship effort in congress. BHO & the DNC railroaded Hillary but don’t count out the Clinton's just yet. They will set up BHO for a fall in October.

    July 5, 2008 10:04 pm at 10:04 pm |
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