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Hillary Clinton Loaned Campaign $5 Million

Poor little Hillary.

Howard Wolfson, Hillary Clinton's communications director, confirms:

"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 today and our Super Tuesday victories will only help in bringing more support for her candidacy."

Color me cynical when I say that I think is just a ruse by Clinton to raise more money from contributors. Look I had to loan my campaign money, help me!

I think candidates spending millions of their own money to be President is nutty. All in order to get a low paying high stress job where you're lucky people don't take shots at you. If I had five million dollars to get one job in the whole world, I'd like to have this man's job. If you were guessing the job is related to golf, you're right.

Hat tip- Alex Knapp at OTB


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Comments (17)

Cmon, the korrupt klintons ... (Below threshold)

Cmon, the korrupt klintons didnt even own their own home in 1991, and now they have enough cash laying around to cut a 5 mil check?

Just how much did these 2 make from selling pardons, what has been earned from Dubai, etc and has she ever earned even so much as a month of her Senate pay?

No wonder she suggested a d... (Below threshold)

No wonder she suggested a debate every week with Obama. It's free airtime.

GianniD - "Just how muc... (Below threshold)

GianniD - "Just how much did these 2 make from selling pardons"

Forget the pardons, it gets taken out of the 10 mil the Saudi's have lavished on the Clinton library and the millions Bill has collected from Dubai in consultants fees and speaking engagements.

For her it is power not mon... (Below threshold)
retired military:

For her it is power not money. She figures she can make millions with the power. Besides what is the cost of free secret service protection from Bill for the rest of her life worth?

WE NEED TO TAX THE RICH MOR... (Below threshold)

WE NEED TO TAX THE RICH MORE, SHE DID NOTHING TO GET THAT FIVE MILLIO... oh wait, she is a democrat? Never mind.

She gets the power and Bubb... (Below threshold)

She gets the power and Bubba gets the interns... a marriage of true love and committment.

Consultant fees? on what? how to rape Women and suffer no consequences.

These criminals also shook down the Chi-coms the monks and who knows what other third world dictator. Assad? Chavez,Castro?

Can hardly wait for the fun and games to return to the...well, what once was a "Whitehouse".

Let's see...Romney uses his... (Below threshold)

Let's see...Romney uses his own money because he believes in his ability to better the country. Hillary loans herself money because she knows it is not used to better the country. She sees it as an investment of power and even more money paid in dividends...like cattle futures.

Bill Jempty wrote, "If I ha... (Below threshold)
Dodo David:

Bill Jempty wrote, "If I had five million dollars to get one job . . ."

If I had five million dollars, I wouldn't need a job.

I wonder if Anne Coulter is... (Below threshold)
Elroy Jetson:

I wonder if Anne Coulter is putting her money where her big mouth is.

I wonder if Anne Coul... (Below threshold)

I wonder if Anne Coulter is putting her money where her big mouth is.

No reason to wonder: she is putting her money where her mouth is. As one who makes a living writing books, giving speeches and appearing on television, she is literally betting her means of living and source of considerable income on her "big mouth".

It certainly isn't the firs... (Below threshold)
Billll Author Profile Page:

It certainly isn't the first time her campaign has gotten money from dodgy sources, and I'm sure it won't be the last.

Hillary, don't worry, your ... (Below threshold)
Al Qaeda:

Hillary, don't worry, your check is in the mail.

Are you surprised?... (Below threshold)
retired military:

Are you surprised?

She has to have money to pay Bill and Chelsea for their positions within their campaign. Now after her supporters (AKA SUCKERS) send her in the money she can keep it with interest.

Think about it this way: I... (Below threshold)
Steve L.:

Think about it this way: If Hillary! wins the election AND wins re-election, she will only earn $3.2 million in salary for those 8 years. IF she's sticking $5 mil of her own money into the campaign, she has a plan to rack up a little extra dough while she is in office. Maybe she will hold a bake sale or get a paper route.

Billary got an $8 Million b... (Below threshold)

Billary got an $8 Million book advance for her memoirs after Bill's Presidency. It'll be even more after her Presidency as first woman president (assuming she actually wins)

Speaking engagement, books, even without spending illegally obtained monies or campaign funds, it can be very profitable to have been the President.

This is a loan, I wonder at... (Below threshold)
Steve Crickmore:

This is a loan, I wonder at what interest? It is money as Bill says that comes from what "they have saved" in the past 5 years (by living frugally?). They are rumored to be worth 10 to 50 million. The Clintons, when they get back in the White House as they intend, can raise funds, 'buyers for access' style once again, to pay it back directly into their pockets.

"All in order to get a low ... (Below threshold)

"All in order to get a low paying high stress job where you're lucky people don't take shots at you."

I disagree. Look at Bill. Broke while in the White House and look at him today. Making tens of millions just for showing up. Better than cattle futures.






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