November 18th, 2008
05:00 PM ET
6 years ago

Clinton still millions in debt

CHICAGO, Illinois (CNN) - A source tells CNN that Barack Obama's presidential campaign raised $800,000 to help pay down Senator Hillary Clinton's debt from her bid for Democratic presidential nomination.

An aide to Clinton says that the Senator from New York has $7.6 million in debt remaining from her primary campaign. Clinton was over $20 million in the red after she gave up her campaign and endorsed Obama following the end of the primary season in early June. About half of that figure was money she owed herself after loaning her own campaign over $12 million dollars.

An aide to the president-elect says that the Obama campaign will disclose how much money they have left over from their run for the White House when the campaign files a financial report with the Federal Election Commission on December 4.

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  1. Doug

    This is a shell game not a news story. Clinton owes Clinton some money. Maybe she should sue herself.

    I'm not knocking Hillary. Many other politicians end up in the same position.

    But to say it is "news" when a politician owes money to his/her self is absurd.

    November 18, 2008 09:48 pm at 9:48 pm |
  2. Jan in MI

    I'm sorry I don't understand the outrage....is she asking you to pay off her debt. I haven't heard anything about that.

    They will make the money and pay if off, end of story. It isn't even a story.

    She would make a great Secretary of State, but I think she should stay in the Senate. My hubby thinks she should be SOS.

    November 18, 2008 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  3. oscar

    the clintons were once my heros...but this campaign exposed a side to them i did not like. hrc was especially dissappointing in her hunger and quest for power. she would stop at nothing. one should never desecrate their own party members to the point where ammunition is given to the opposition. shame on hrc for dragging down her own team member then EXPECTING a handout from him (first vp, then sos). the arrogance!!!!

    November 18, 2008 11:28 pm at 11:28 pm |
  4. Theresa

    Unfortunately, Hillary is power hungry. She would do whatever to try to win, even becoming indecent and deceiving. I am afraid if Obama selects her for the Secretary of State position that she would not manage it well and make all the official trips her own vacationing time with OUR money

    November 19, 2008 08:23 am at 8:23 am |
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