Clinton owes $20 million!!?? what about the 100,000 donors?

What happened to the miraculous fund-raising? was that a lie?

Don’t I remember some claim about historic fundraising, or was that my imagination?

WASHINGTON (Reuters) – Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton, who has trailed rival Barack Obama in fundraising, is set to bring in some $10 million in the 24 hours since she won Pennsylvania’s primary election, her campaign said on Wednesday.

“Senator Clinton’s game-changing victory last night has turned the tide and resulted in an historic outpouring of grass-roots support,” campaign Chairman Terry McAuliffe said in a statement.

He said 60,000 donors had contributed by midday on Wednesday, of which 50,000 were new givers.

Later, the campaign confirmed:

WASHINGTON — Hillary Rodham Clinton raised $10 million in the 24 hours after winning the Pennsylvania primary, aided by contributions from 80,000 new donors, her campaign said Thursday.

The $10 million came from a total of 100,000 donors, spokesman Mo Elleithee said.

and here:

24 Apr 2008 11:42 am

Peter Daou, Hillary Clinton’s internet director, confirms that, by midnight last night, the campaign had recieved more than $10 million in web-based contributions. efforts. Not pledges. Not promises. But $10 million transferred directly from the credit and debit cards of about 100,000 donors. (The average donation was about $100 — which means that the campaign steered some bigger donors to the net.)

But now she is 20 million in debt.

Sounds like an “historic” debt. I guess the Clintons refer to themselves when they speak of the “grass-roots.” Because that’s where the money is coming from.

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One response to “Clinton owes $20 million!!?? what about the 100,000 donors?

  1. I guess the $5 million she recently gave to her campaign last week was really needed.

    Perhaps she did take in those amounts of money you enumerate in your blog, but if she did, I guess she had some previously incurred big bills to pay.

    I cannot imagine that she would lie about such an easily verified accounting situation.

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