Money Grubbing

Money Grubbing

Money Grubbing

A campaign blog.
May 7 2008 6:25 PM

Money Grubbing

Slate ’s Nathan Heller points out that both HillaryClinton.com and BarackObama.com now redirect visitors directly to their contributions pages. (Actually, it looks like BarackObama.com just reverted as I was prepping this post.)

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Best Fundraising Ploy of the Day goes to the sudden revelation that Clinton loaned herself $ 6.4 million in April and May. Clinton's two biggest fundraising surges were after her Pennsylvania victory and the announcement that she'd loaned herself $5 million. (Obama got quite a boost from both, as well.) Today's loan announcement, coming on the heels of her Indiana squeeker, gives her the best of both worlds.

But neither candidate has released post-Indiana fundraising numbers, which suggests that their victories didn’t yield quite the cash surge that Pennsylvania did.