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Wonder what's the rate on the loan.
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"Late last month Senator Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million," spokesman Howard Wolfson said in a statement. "The loan illustrates Sen. Clinton's commitment to this effort and to ensuring that our campaign has the resources it needs to compete and win across this nation. We have had one of our best fundraising efforts ever on the web today and our Super Tuesday victories will only help in bringing more support for her candidacy."

Bill and Hillary Clinton's personal wealth is estimated to be in the tens of millions, thanks to hefty book advances granted to the couple, the former president's investments and his speech fees, which often run in excess of $100,000 per appearance.

The Clintons, whose income prior to 1992 was derived mainly from Hillary Clinton's partnership in the Rose Law Firm, were deeply in debt after lawyers' fees sapped their savings in the late 1990s and forced to tap former Democratic National Committee chairman Terry McAuliffe for the downpayment on their Chappaqua mansion.
Late Wednesday, the Clinton campaign confirmed several top staffers, including campaign Patti Solis Doyle were deferring February paychecks to help keep her competitive.

Clinton drops $5 million to keep up with Obama -- Newsday.com

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Late last month Senator Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million.The loan illustrates Sen. Clinton’s commitment to this effort and to ensuring that our campaign has the resources it needs to compete and win across this nation. We have had one of our best fundraising efforts ever on the web stoday and our Super Tuesday victories will only help in bringing more support for her candidacy.

As I reported earlier, she's drawing on a pool of personal wealth estimated to be as much as $41 million, as well as a reported payout to Bill Clinton of $20 million from the Los Angeles billionaire manager Ron Burkle.

Clinton also emailed supporters today with an ambitious online fundraising goal: to, over the course of three days, "raise $3 million to fund our history-making campaign."

Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com
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Late last month Senator Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million.The loan illustrates Sen. Clinton’s commitment to this effort and to ensuring that our campaign has the resources it needs to compete and win across this nation. We have had one of our best fundraising efforts ever on the web stoday and our Super Tuesday victories will only help in bringing more support for her candidacy.

As I reported earlier, she's drawing on a pool of personal wealth estimated to be as much as $41 million, as well as a reported payout to Bill Clinton of $20 million from the Los Angeles billionaire manager Ron Burkle.

Clinton also emailed supporters today with an ambitious online fundraising goal: to, over the course of three days, "raise $3 million to fund our history-making campaign."

Clinton loaned her campaign $5 million - Ben Smith's Blog - Politico.com
As of the 1/31 FEC filing date the Clinton campaign had loaned itself $4,987,425. It was public record as of that day. I posted it up 2/1.

Here is the link of all the candidates, their amounts raised, amounts spent, their debts, and cash on hand as of 1/31/08

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What would be funny is, if she were somehow indited over this before the decisive primarys kick off.
Hint: it's legal. It was filed with the FEC.

Romney has loans totaling $35Million much of it from his own pocket. Also legal.

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Sure it is. It's just her, and her husband's money and she has every right to use it. It would be unwarranted to believe it was the first pay-out of a $20 million campaign contribution from the Los Angeles billionaire Ron Burkle... but if it were, I would find it funny. You know, like it would be funny if powerful corporate concerns drove US government policies.

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It looks like that fucking lying shitbag cunt of a snake in the grass bitch better get her money raising shoes on or get Bill out whoring again to keep up with the Great Black Hope............

Obama on pace to raise $30 mil in Feb

Barack Obama’s campaign is on track to raise another $30 million in February, sources close to the Illinois senator say, while Hillary Rodham Clinton’s spokesman revealed Wednesday that she had loaned her campaign $5 million.

Insiders in both campaigns say the growing financial disparity virtually ensures that Obama will be able to significantly outspend Clinton in the critical primaries to come.

Even before all the Super Tuesday votes were counted, Obama began airing advertisements in Nebraska, Virginia, the District of Columbia, Maryland and Maine — the next round of primary and caucus states — before Clinton did.

His campaign has raised $2.2 million in less than 24 hours, sources say.

“Obama’s financial superiority is straining the Clinton campaign at this point. That’s reflected in how he spread the field on her in Super Tuesday.

His ability to advertise in more states than she did, to put more resources on the ground than she did,” gave Obama an edge, said Anthony Corrado, an expert on campaign finance at Colby College.

The continuing infusion of cash will allow Obama to remain a step ahead of Clinton as the primary map shifts to states where he has some built-in advantages and more time to interact with voters who are less familiar with him than with the New York senator.

Bill Burton, an Obama spokesman, cautioned that the fundraising pace may slip and downplayed talk of another $30 million month.

“We’re obviously pleased with the amount of grass-roots support that we have, but it’s way too early to be making predictions like that,” he said.

Even so, an extraordinary February seems less far-fetched coming on the heels of a stunning January.

The Obama camp reported last week that it raised $32 million last month. The Clinton campaign reported raising $14 million, and it is unclear if that includes the Clintons’ personal loan.

And, according to the Obama campaign, only 3 percent of his donors have given the maximum $2,300 donation for the primary.

That means he can go back to the vast majority of his supporters, over and over again, and ask them to send another check.

Indeed, the strength of the Obama fundraising machine from the outset was based on its unusual recruitment and reliance on small donors.

According to a study by The Campaign Finance Institute, a nonpartisan organization that tracks political giving, only about a third of the donors who gave Obama $200 or more had given the maximum.

In contrast, Clinton raised about half of her money from donors who gave the maximum.

More striking, the report found that nearly half of Obama’s individual contributors in the fourth quarter of 2007 gave donations of $200 or less — amounts so small that the Federal Election Commission doesn’t even demand the givers be named on disclosure reports.

According to the campaign, that pattern continued in January. Of the thousands of Internet donations Obama received, 90 percent amounted to less than $100 each. Ten thousand people gave between $5 and $10.

In January alone, the Obama campaign raised more than $28 million from Internet donations, more than the entire amount raised by the groundbreaking Internet-based campaign of Howard Dean in 2004.

The infusion of money “is testament to the grass-roots support we have from all over the country and shows a financial sustainability that the other campaigns don’t appear to have,” said Burton.

The Clinton campaign is acutely aware of the risks posed by the Obama financial juggernaut.

Spokesman Howard Wolfson said Wednesday that Clinton loaned her campaign money to illustrate her “commitment to this effort and to ensuring that our campaign has the resources it needs to compete and win across this nation.”

The campaign sent out an appeal for cash as soon as Clinton began pocketing big victories on Super Tuesday.

It’s also working to elevate the presence of its website — and its online giving features.

One of the major advantages of Internet donations is that it doesn’t cost a campaign much money to raise them.

More traditional fundraising activities, such as hotel gatherings and direct mail, are not as efficient.

The calendar does have some bright spots for Clinton. The slower pace between contests will allow time for her to fly to big fundraisers in California and New York, even as she taps the pockets of donors in big upcoming primary states such as Ohio and Pennsylvania.

“We’re going to have more than enough resources to do what we need to do,” said spokesman Phil Singer.

But Corrado cautioned that Clinton’s fundraising appeals will be delivered at the same time that Obama could be capturing primary titles in Virginia, Louisiana and Maryland.

“She has a calendar now that does not favor her. This will be a real test of the loyalty and enthusiasm of the Clinton fundraising base,” he said.

Obama on pace to raise $30 mil in Feb - Jeanne Cummings - Politico.com
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Envy is one of the seven deadliest sins my "friend..."
I would wish I could squander my kids future on pipe dream like Mit, if the federal budget didn't already take care of that for me.

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Some of the 5M came from this , I am certain. What a gaping loophole in campaign finance.
Donors send money to Clinton for speeches which Hillarry in turn use to finance the campaign
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For Clinton, New Wealth In Speeches - washingtonpost.com
For Clinton, New Wealth In Speeches Fees in 6 Years Total Nearly $40 Million

By John Solomon and Matthew Mosk Washington Post Staff Writers Friday, February 23, 2007; Page A01

Former president Bill Clinton, who came to the White House with modest means and left deeply in debt, has collected nearly $40 million in speaking fees over the past six years, according to interviews and financial disclosure statements filed by his wife, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.).

Last year, one of his most lucrative since he left the presidency, Clinton earned $9 million to $10 million on the lecture circuit. He averaged almost a speech a day -- 352 for the year -- but only about 20 percent were for personal income. The others were given for no fee or for donations to the William J. Clinton Foundation, the nonprofit group he founded to pursue causes such as the fight against AIDS.

His paid speeches included $150,000 appearances before landlord groups, biotechnology firms and food distributors, as well as speeches in England, Ireland, New Zealand and Australia that together netted him more than $1.6 million. On one particularly good day in Canada, Clinton made $475,000 for two speeches, more than double his annual salary as president.
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Many of Bill Clinton's six-figure speeches have been made to companies whose employees and political action committees have been among Hillary Clinton's top backers in her Senate campaigns.
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On the other hand, I guess that Kennedy clout in Massachusetts ain't all it's cracked up to be.

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Tune in to the next senate judiciary committee hearing they put on C-Span, his clout ain't all that's washed up.

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I would wish I could squander my kids future on pipe dream like Mit, if the federal budget didn't already take care of that for me.
I saw a great quote today:

"The Mittster has spent $1.16 million per delegate and at his current rate will need to burn over $1 billion to win the nomination. Huckabee, on the other hand, has won 20 delegates for every million dollars he's spent"

Now he is not in first place with this fiscal brilliance. Rudy spend $60 Million to get exactly ZERO delegates. With a filing fee of $250, each of us on BWOT could have achieved the EXACT RESULTS with 1/240,000 the budget - 1/48000 IF we got CLKman to print up $1000 worth of Yard Signs.

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