No Cash Flow Woes for Clinton
By Matthew Mosk
Any speculation that Sen. Hillary Clinton would be strapped for cash as she enters the tense weeks leading into the Feb. 5 primaries has evaporated overnight.
In an interview today, Clinton campaign chairman Terry McAuliffe said suggestions her available funds may have sunk as low as $15 million -- highlighted in a Time magazine story earlier this week -- were off base.
"We had in excess of $25 million before yesterday," McAuliffe said. "We had prepaid most of our January expenses - media, field ground operations. So we're in a strong position to do everything we need to do."
The Clinton camp expects to be in even better financial shape coming off her New Hampshire win. The campaign has raised about $750,000 online since yesterday, McAuliffe said, and at certain points had 500 new sign-ups on the web site every minute. Top fundraisers are being urged to cast a wide net for new donors.
If rival Barack Obama's experience after winning Iowa is any guide, these could be fruitful days. He raised $8 million in the last eight days, his campaign reported today.
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