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Hillary I Vs. Hillary II : Strong Head Winds Put the Clinton Camp Back in Irons.


US Politics & Gov't  (tags: Hillary Clinton, Bill Clinton, Barack Obama, Campaign 2008, Pennsylvania, Endorsements, delegates )

Blue
- 3540 days ago - slate.com
A high-profile Obama endorsement, a tightening race in Pennsylvania, and a big March fundraising gap dock Hillary 0.4 points, taking her down to 9.5 percent on the Clintometer.



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Blue Bunting (855)
Friday April 4, 2008, 6:30 pm
The big news: Democratic national-security guru and former Indiana Rep. Lee Hamilton is endorsing Barack Obama. Hamilton's backing isn't expected to invigorate voters, Kennedy-style (though you saw how that worked out). But as a member of the 9/11 commission and co-chair of the vaunted Iraq Study Group, he'll burnish Obama's foreign-policy credentials. (And maybe his old-folk cred, too—Hamilton is 76.) Too bad he's not a superdelegate. However, Wyoming Gov. Dave Freudenthal, who also endorsed Obama today, is.

Less money, more problems. Early estimates put Obama's March fundraising total north of $30 million. Not as hot as his $55 million February haul, but enough to dwarf Clinton's estimated $20 million for March. This despite what many consider Obama's worst news month yet. Meanwhile, Clinton's debts are reportedly as high as $9 million, not including her $5 million self-loan. Obama is already outspending her 3-to-1 in Pennsylvania—and he can afford to continue. There's a saying that candidates never drop out; they just run out of cash.

For a full list of our Deathwatches, click here. For a primer on Hillary's sinking ship, visit our first Deathwatch entry.
 

Blue Bunting (855)
Saturday April 5, 2008, 12:33 pm

warning to Clinton groupies: The government of Canada is getting ready to release the findings on who from the Clinton campaign contacted them. All hell, coupled with this Mark Penn stuff, is going to break loose
 

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Monday April 14, 2008, 4:40 am
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