[cnn-photo-caption image= http://i2.cdn.turner.com/cnn/2008/images/12/02/art.clinton.cnn.jpg caption="Bill Clinton is seeking cash off his wife's new position."](CNN) - One day after Sen. Hillary Clinton was formally nominated to be the next secretary of state, her husband sent a message to supporters seeking cash to help alleviate the former presidential candidate's campaign debts.
"This nomination would not have been possible without the hard work of everyone like you who has supported Hillary throughout the years," former President Bill Clinton wrote in the e-mail sent Tuesday. "I know I speak for her when I say thank you for everything you have done for her."
The message, which also asks supporters to write notes of congratulations to Clinton, features a big "Contribute" link below the text.
Sources told CNN last month Clinton's campaign debt is roughly $7 million - down from the more than $20 million she owed last summer.
The fundraising e-mail comes hours after former Obama campaign manager David Plouffe sent out an e-mail of his own touting the president-elect’s new national security team - including Clinton - and seeking cash for the transition fund.
"While the challenges they are sure to face will be great, the opportunities to unify our country and our world will be even greater," Plouffe wrote. "With your support, we'll meet those challenges and opportunities with the hope and optimism that has brought us to this moment of change."
Obama received over $6 million from government funds for his transition effort, but is seeking millions more in private donations.