The Washington Times - July 10, 2008, 11:37AM



Hillary Clinton is selling some t-shirts.



In an e-mail solicitation linking to the purchase page, Clinton tells supporters the results are in from her months-ago t-shirt design contest. The black shirt above, which comes in six sizes, includes one of her signature campaign lines from her Ohio comeback victory speech.


She writes:


“I have so many wonderful memories from the millions of people I met on the campaign trail. Over the past year and half, I have also collected a few cherished mementos. They are a reflection of the many ups and downs that we went through together and represent our many accomplishments.

In May, Chelsea announced our “Project T-Shirt” contest, and I never imagined we would have such an outpouring of support and great designs. We received almost five thousand amazing entries, and more than 125,000 of you voted for your favorite design.

While the primary race may be over, I think the winning t-shirt — and it won by a landslide — still makes a wonderful statement about everything you and I accomplished in this historic race and our determination to keep fighting for what we believe in.

If you contribute $50 today you’ll get a t-shirt with the winning design and continue to help me pay down our campaign debt.

Click here to make a contribution of $50 and receive one of our winning t-shirts.

Denitza of Weehawken, New Jersey submitted the winning t-shirt. I’d like to thank Denitza and the thousands of others who put their time, talent, and efforts into all the great designs that were submitted.

I know you’re as proud as I am of everything we achieved and I hope I can count on you to work with me on the issues that brought us together. By helping us pay down the debt from one of the hardest-fought races in Democratic primary history, you’re making a real difference today for all our future efforts.

Plus, if you contribute $50, you’ll get one of our winning t-shirts. It’s a great statement about the spirit that drove our campaign, and I hope you’ll get one for yourself!

Contribute $50 to help pay down our debt, and you’ll get a t-shirt with our winning design.

Thank you for everything!

Hillary Rodham Clinton


The page also notes, “Don’t want a t-shirt but still want to help Hillary? Click here to make a contribution to help pay down the debt.”


As the AP noticed in this story about last night’s joint Clinton-Obama fundraiser in New York,  (
news/2008/jul/09/obama-briefly-forgets-to-urge-help-for-clinton-1/), Obama almost forgot to ask the donors to help retire Clinton’s debt.



Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times


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