Sen. Barack Obama has already asked his donors to help pay off Sen. Hillary Clinton‘s mountain of campaign debt, but tonight at a private meeting with Clinton fundraisers he offered her $4,600 of his own.
Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe told reporters after the event - which was not a fundraiser - at the Mayflower Hotel in Northwest D.C. that he had two checks in his pocket. They were from Obama and his finance chairman Penny Pritzker. Each wrote a $4,600 check from themselves and their spouse for Clinton - a symbolic gesture toward her debt repayment.
McAuliffe said he was not too worried about the debt and reported that about $500,000 in online donations flooded in Thursday after Clinton made a personal appeal to supporters via e-mail.
— Christina Bellantoni, national political reporter,
The Washington Times
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