Help Hillary Get Out of Debt (Now without McCain links)

So Hillary ran a great race and is a great democrat.  Many think that we should help her get out of debt and I totally agree.

Lets make sure she can go back to the senate debt free!!!!  It would be a great show of unity if all democrats, yes even you Obama supporters, donated to her campaign.

Here are the options:

1. Donate to Hillary online at the Hillary Clinton For President campaign website.

2. Mail checks to HRC's presidential campaign finance office in New York:

Hillary Clinton For President

420 Lexington Avenue, Suite 3030

New York, New York 10170

3. Purchase merchandise from the Hillary Store. There are still some selections of shirts, stickers, hats, signs, buttons, lapel pins, and accessories.

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Retiring Debt

Hillary Clinton is expected to "suspend" her campaign today, a distinction that will allow her both to hold onto her delegates (although her endorsement would release them to Obama if they choose to switch to him) and to continue to raise money to pay off her $30 million in campaign debt. Clinton advisers are telling The AP that Hillary Clinton will seek help from Barack Obama in retiring the debt.

In politics, money talks. And money is likely to be an important factor in discussions between Barack Obama's advisers and the debt-saddled Hillary Rodham Clinton campaign.

Clinton will likely seek help from Obama in retiring her massive campaign debt, which has swollen to more than $30 million, including $11 million she lent the effort, advisers said Thursday.

How Obama helps Clinton with this could be tricky, but Eric Kleefeld makes an important point that should allay any Obama supporters' fears that it's their donations that will go toward settling Clinton's debts.

For the sake of clarity, it's worth pointing out that the Obama campaign cannot directly give money from its own treasury to the Clinton camp. Instead, Obama would ask his top fundraisers to help bring in the money, and likely send out e-mails to his much-praised list of small donors asking them to give Hillary a hand.

Of course, whatever deal the two do strike, Barack Obama won't exactly come away empty handed himself.

The former first lady, who plans to bow out of the race and endorse Obama on Saturday, told donors she will raise money for Obama's campaign, both to help the Democratic Party's cash position and to expand the Illinois senator's prodigious fundraising base. Her advisers estimate the former first lady could bring in $50 million to $100 million for the general election campaign...

And, if The AP article is any indication, some of Hillary's advisers may be using the talks to get something more than merely money out of the deal:

...and much more if she were named Obama's running mate.

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Move Along, Nothing to See Here

i will soon be deleting this diary. the "news" that prompted this diary was wrong. much of the assumptions that underlined the diary were wrong. i will wait a bit for comments to play out, but the information used to write this diary has been corrected (thanks to steve for pointing it out). i'd have done this sooner if the server hadn't been worked on...

BREAKING: Clinton loaned herself another 6.4 million in the passed month

As if the news cycle couldn't get much worse for Clinton, check out Ben Smith's blog this morning.

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If Hillary's Viable, Why Is She Broke?

(also at the G.O.S.)

Clinton just had an decisive 9-point win in PA after a gruesome six weeks. She's re-invigorated, and her followers are electrified. 10 million dollars streamed in from 500K new sources overnight, and the campaign is "fired up."

Unfortunately, Hillary's debts were up to 15.3 million dollars three weeks ago (counting the 5 million she loaned her campaign), and this latest influx of money has not been near enough to pull her out of the red.

If Hillary is indeed a viable candidate, how can her campaign still be in so much financial distress?

Poor money management is certainly one answer, and an important consideration, given that she wants to be at the helm of our economy.

But another factor points to a disturbing aspect of Clinton's candidacy, and one that hasn't been discussed nearly enough.

Clinton's core of support is extremely soft.

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