Friday, June 20, 2008

Who Will Pay Off Hillary Clinton Campaign Debts? Step Up

Read the Malveaux comments about Ethel Kennedy's fundraiser and then the whopper...

Senator Clinton has called on 100 of her top campaign fund-raisers to meet with her and Obama next week at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., to join forces.

Uhm. Now why does Clinton need Obama to pay off her $20 to $30 million in debt when she can get her fundraisers to raise $50 to $100 million for Obama for the General?

Why not have your top fundraisers pay off your own debt first, then any left-overs can be sent Obama's way. Um, if he will take money from lobbyists such as who've contributed to Hillary's campaign...

It appears Obama really doesn't need much help from Hillary since such as the Kennedy's are on their own, without arm-twisting from Hillary, supporting Obama.

The woman is in denial, sad to watch.

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Hillary Clinton Set to Campaign With Barack Obama; McCain's Border Wars; Interview With David Axelrod
Aired June 20, 2008 - 16:00 ET

MALVEAUX: Clinton and Obama met secretly for an hour a couple of weeks ago to try to get comfortable with one another following their bitter race. Voters, to be sure, will be watching their body language on the campaign trail. While close associates of the two say they haven't exactly kissed and made up, they have been working hard to merge their teams.

OBAMA: And I look forward to working with her.

MALVEAUX: This week, Obama reached out to key voting groups who had supported Clinton -- Hispanics, union leaders and White women. Wednesday, Obama hosted a Democratic National Committee fund-raiser at the home of Ethel Kennedy, where Clinton and Obama loyalists gave $28,000 a pop to the party. Senator Clinton has called on 100 of her top campaign fund-raisers to meet with her and Obama next week at the Mayflower Hotel in Washington, D.C., to join forces.


MALVEAUX: Clinton's advocates say it's in Obama's interest to retire her debt, because the less time Clinton has to spend fund- raising, the more time she has to go out and campaign for Obama. And secondly, with her high-powered donors, she has the ability to raise anywhere from $50 million to $100 million for him -- Wolf.

Ethel Kennedy to host $6 million dinner for Barack Obama

Thursday, June 19th 2008, 12:42 AM

Ethel Kennedy, the widow of Senator Robert Kennedy, is opening her Hickory Hill home in Virginia for a fundraiser featuring Barack Obama that is expected to swell Democratic campaign coffers by almost $6 million.

Tonight's $28,500-a-plate dinner represents the latest effort by the Kennedy family to help elect Obama, who was described by Caroline Kennedy as offering "the same sense of hope and inspiration" as her father, the late President John F. Kennedy.

Caroline Kennedy is helping vet prospective vice- presidential nominees, while Senator Edward Kennedy of Massachusetts delivered his endorsement of Obama in January.

Obama and Democratic National Committee Chairman Howard Dean will headline the event, which is expected to draw 200 people, Obama spokeswoman Jen Psaki said. Donations will go to the Obama campaign and the Democratic National Committee, according to the invitation.

This is the latest of several million-dollar fundraising events to help the DNC close its fundraising gap with the Republican National Committee. Through April 30, the RNC had $40.6 million in the bank, compared with $4.4 million for the Democrats.

The Democratic Party is raising the money without taking contributions from political action committees or registered federal lobbyists, a policy announced by Obama June 5.

On May 31, former Vice President Al Gore headlined a million-dollar fundraiser in New York City. Earlier this month, an Obama-DNC event on Park Avenue yielded about $3 million, as about 100 guests paid $28,500 apiece for dinner...

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