Hillary Rodham Clinton: June 2007 Archives

WASHINGTON--The 2008 fund-raising showdown between White House rivals Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) is driving fund-raising to record levels of giving. With the second quarter closing on Saturday, Clinton campaign spokesman Howard Wolfson said in a memo the campaign expects to take-in at least $27 million, with Obama collecting "significantly" more in April, May and June.


"We expect to bring in about what we did in the First Quarter, or slightly more, which should put us in the range of $27 million. To put that figure in some perspective, it is more than any Democrat has ever raised in the second quarter of the “off” year. While that figure is record setting, we do expect Senator Obama to significantly outraise us this quarter. Bottom line is that both campaigns will raise a great deal of money and that we will have all the resources we need to compete and win," Wolfson said.

In Washington on Thursday at a fund-raiser aimed at women, Michelle Obama said the crowds coming to see Obama show "This is not curiosity, this is a movement."

The Obama campaign estimated that events in the Washington area on Wednesday and Thursday hauled in $1 million for Obama. Michelle Obama quipped that one of her daughters calls the Secret Service personnel assigned to Obama "Secret people."

The Obama campaign is on track to report about $30 million in second quarter donations, according to unofficial estimates from fund-raising observers. Former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.) is lowering expectations, gauging second quarter collections at $9 million. A few weeks ago the Obama campaign was floating a $20 million number.

Meanwhile, Obama campaign manager David Plouffe is engaging in a bit of media baiting in mounting a straw man argument in a direct e-mail appeal to supporters, designed to spur donors to give in time to run up second quarter numbers.

“Media pundits and Washington insiders are already speculating about our end of quarter fundraising totals," Plouffe wrote. "They claim the money we raise by this Saturday, June 30th, will determine the success or failure of our campaign," Plouffe wrote.

CHICAGO-- Here are three stories about a Chicago Democratic fund-raiser, Myron Cherry, his ties to the controversial Tony Rezko, under indictment for public corruption and his connections to White House hopefuls Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.)

Clinton and Obama hold dueliing fund-raisers in Chicago today.

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The Code Pink anti-war demonstrators, who stalk Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton in the Capitol and get close enough to shout anti-war slogans in her face, showed up to protest her speech at the Take Back America conference Wednesday.

A handful -- seemed less than a dozen right in front, where Clinton could see them -- held up their signs, "Lead Us Out of Iraq Now!" and booed, but not as much as last year. And this time, there were Clinton supporters in the crowd who vocalized to balance them out.

Most central; Clinton in 2007 is not the Clinton of 2006 or the years before. Clinton addressed this strongly anti-war group protesting the war in Iraq herself.


WASHINGTON -- In a final push to run up second-quarter fund-raising numbers, White House hopeful Barack Obama just scheduled another fund-raiser in Chicago on Monday -- at almost the same time that chief rival Hillary Rodham Clinton will headline an event in her hometown.

WASHINGTON -- At two forums on Tuesday -- sponsored by AFSCME and the progressive Campaign for America's Future -- Democratic White House rivals drew distinctions between their anti-Iraq war positions.

WASHINGTON--Here it is--the latest list of hosts for White House hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's fund-raiser in Chicago on Monday night at the Palmer House Hilton.

Last Tuesday I asked Clinton what it would mean to her campaign if chief rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) outraises her in the second quarter; he is on track to do just that.

"Nothing at all," she said.

click below for the invitation with the updated names of hosts.

WASHINGTON--The Hillary Clinton presidential campaign, deftly using humor and Bill Clinton, produced a teriffic video with a Soprano ending to mark the unveiling of the official campaign song--"You and I" by Celine Dion.

WASHINGTON -- Seeking to limit damage within the Indian-American Democratic community, White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said Monday it was a "screw-up" and "stupid" and a "mistake" for his campaign to issue a memo slamming ties rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and her husband, Bill, have to India and Indian-Americans.

"In sum, our campaign made a mistake," Obama said in a statement released through a group of Indian-American supporters called South Asians for Obama '08.


"Although I was not aware of the contents of the memo prior to its distribution, I consider the entire campaign -- and in particular myself -- responsible for the mistake."

WASHINGTON -- Seeking to limit damage within the Indian-American Democratic community, White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said Monday it was a "screw-up" and "stupid" and a "mistake" for his campaign to issue a memo slamming ties rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and her husband, Bill, have to India and Indian-Americans.

"In sum, our campaign made a mistake," Obama said in a statement released through a group of Indian-American supporters called South Asians for Obama '08.


"Although I was not aware of the contents of the memo prior to its distribution, I consider the entire campaign -- and in particular myself -- responsible for the mistake."

WASHINGTON -- Seeking to limit damage within the Indian-American Democratic community, White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) said Monday it was a "screw-up" and "stupid" and a "mistake" for his campaign to issue a memo slamming ties rival Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) and her husband, Bill, have to India and Indian-Americans.

"In sum, our campaign made a mistake," Obama said in a statement released through a group of Indian-American supporters called South Asians for Obama '08.


"Although I was not aware of the contents of the memo prior to its distribution, I consider the entire campaign -- and in particular myself -- responsible for the mistake."

ARLINGTON, Va. -- Growing up, Patti Solis Doyle, the daughter of Mexican immigrants, could hear the rumble of the L train running in the alley behind her home at 1726 W. 21st.


Today, Doyle is the manager of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton's presidential campaign, lives in an affluent Washington neighborhood and sends her two children to one of the best private schools in the city.

In a rare look inside the White House campaign of Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.), the Sun-Times has learned she — or former President Clinton — has booked at least 26 fund-raising events between May 31 and June 30, the end of the second fund-raising quarter.

Despite the fund-raiser sprint, there is the prospect chief rival Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) will beat Clinton in second quarter fund-raising. I asked Clinton what this would mean to her campaign and Clinton replied: “It would mean nothing to my campaign. Nothing at all.

WASHINGTON—The Democratic presidential campaigns of Barack Obama and Hillary Rodham Clinton are hustling today trying to manage the “expectation primary” over second quarter fund-raising for the period ending on June 30.

MANCHESTER, N.H.—It’s rare—maybe even the first time—that Democratic White House hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton (D-N.Y.) has been asked directly about the infidelity of her husband. She was Monday night at a forum on faith sponsored by the Sojourners/Call to Renewal, an influential member of the growing religious left—still not as strong as the religious right but a potential factor in the 2008 contests.

Only the top three Democrats were invited to the forum—Clinton, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) and former Sen. John Edwards (D-N.C.)—all from Protestant denominations.

I often tell journalism students if you want a direct answer, ask a direct question. It’s clear Clinton is talking about the impact Bill Clintons' affairs have had on her because CNN’s Soledad O’Brien made the reference in her question.

O'BRIEN: But I'm going to ask you a delicate question. Infidelity in your marriage was very public. And I have to imagine it was incredibly difficult to deal with. And I would like to know how your faith helped you get through it.

CLINTON: Well, I'm not sure I would have gotten through it without my faith. And, you know, I take my faith very seriously and very personally. And I come from a tradition that is perhaps a little too suspicious of people who wear their faith on their sleeves……

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MANCHESTER, N.H.---Safe? Safer? Or not safe in this 9-11 world. A sharp disagreement among the presidential front-runners emerged the day after the second Democratic debate.

WASHINGTON--The day before the second Democratic debate in New Hampshire, the Republican National Committee research department hit the Dem front runners on the Iraq war funding bill

WASHINGTON—White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.) attends four fund-raisers in northern California on Saturday while his chief Democratic rivals are all in Iowa at a conclave with Dem leaders.

Obama’s campaign, in making choices where to send the candidate, is showing in scheduling decisions he does not feel strategically bound to stay with the pack.

Will he suffer politically in the crucial kickoff caucus state? Here’s the opening of a story about Obama’s absence in the Saturday Des Moines Register:

“Barack Obama is expected to be the only leading Democratic candidate for president not under an eastern Iowa roof with five of his rivals today. Five other candidates plan to appeal to 1,000 of the leadoff caucus state's most influential Democrats while the Illinois senator is 2,000 miles away.’’

All the Democrats will show up Sunday in the first-in-the-nation primary state, New Hampshire, for their second debate, in Manchester sponsored by CNN, WMUR and the Union Leader.



Click below for details on where Obama is fund-raising today.

WASHINGTON -- Democratic White House hopeful Sen. Barack Obama is on a fund-raising binge. He's under self-imposed pressure to show he can deliver because he beat his rivals in collecting money for the primary in the first quarter of the year and wants to show he can keep up the pace.

In a rare look at the inner workings of a campaign, the Sun-Times has learned that Obama's fund-raising team has booked him in at least 23 events across the country between May 22 and June 29 -- the end of the second quarter.

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Lynn Sweet is a columnist and the Washington Bureau Chief for the Chicago Sun-Times.

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