Hillary IS self-financing - $5 million loan in January
by animated, Wed Feb 06, 2008 at 10:53:21 AM EST
Looks like Mark Halperin's question was an apt one. Howard Wolfson confirms that Hillary Clinton DID step into Mitt Romney territory last month, loaning money to her campaign to the tune of $5 mil.
According to Wolfson:
"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."
My thought is that the "Clinton's in distress" storyline will actually help her fundraise, but it looks like Clinton supporters were incorrect to dismiss Obama's monetary advantage moving forward.