However, a little innovative campaign treasury maneuvering could yield a faster way for Clinton to erase some of the remaining debt. On Aug. 28, Clinton's Senate account received $6.4 million in contributions that were first designated for the presidential campaign for use in the general election. That money could, theoretically, be transferred back to the presidential campaign and used to knock out vendor debt. Because the debt is for the primary period, donors who've already maxed out would not be able to redesignate their contributions for debt relief. A Clinton source would not comment on this possible scenario.
Clinton lost all opportunities to get back the $13.1 million in personal money she loaned the campaign for the primary election after the time limit for candidates paying back personal loans passed.
Under law, the Obama campaign committee would only be able to contribute $2,000 to the Clinton campaign.
The Associated Press reports that the Republican National Committee is expected to report spending $30,000 on accessories for vice presidential candidate Sarah Palin. The Alaska governor and the RNC made headline after it was revealed that nearly $150,000 had been spent for Palin clothes and accessories.