Hillary (and Bill?) Loan Her Campaign $6 Million More

By Saira Anees

May 7, 2008 9:54am

The Clinton campaign reports today that in the last month Sen. Hillary Clinton, D-NY, has loaned herself $6.425 million in the last month — bringing her grand total of "loans" to her campaign $11.425 million, putting on in place to be the second biggest self-funder this election cycle, behind only former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney.

The loans were:

$5 million on April 11; $1 million on May 1; and $425,000 on May 5.

The dates are significant because she still felt the need to loan herself money even after her impressive win in Pennsylvania on April 22 — meaning the $10 million she raised in the 24 hours after that win was not enough.

One other point of possible significance.

After her $5 million January loan was disclosed, Clinton said "I loaned the campaign $5 million from my money."

MY money, she said.

"The loan is from Senator Clinton’s share of their joint resources," a Clinton spokesman told reporters, clarifying the point even further.

Sen. Clinton earned slightly more than $10 million (including an $8 million advance) for her memoir, Living History.

She has now loaned herself more than that — $11.425 million — meaning, presumably, she may now be lending her campaign funds former President Bill Clinton earned.

Their joint assets are their joint assets — but she’s the one who split the hairs on "my money" back in February.

More to the point, this news may give the media more of a reason than ever to inquire as to how the former President has made his money — something he has been reluctant to discuss.

- jpt

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