Democratic presidential hopeful Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, D-N.Y., speaks to supporters at her Montana and South Dakota primary night event in New York Tuesday, June 3, 2008. Though Clinton did not concede defeat to her rival, Barack Obama, she spoke about the vice presidential spot on his fall ticket.(AP Photo/Elise Amendola)
Washington (AP) Advisers say Hillary Rodham Clinton is likely to seek help from Barack Obama in paying off her campaign's massive debt.
The former First Lady plans to bow out of the race and throw her support to Obama tomorrow. But her campaign still owes more than 30 million dollars, including 11 million dollars Clinton lent the effort herself.
Clinton has told donors and her fundraising team she will raise cash for Obama's campaign. Her advisers estimate the New York senator could bring in 50 to 100 million dollars for the general election. And they say she could collect much more if she were
named Obama's running mate.
Former DNC chairman and Clinton supporter Steve Grossman says DNC chairman Howard Dean has reached out to Clinton fundraisers. Grossman says the group asked dean to tell the Obama campaign “how very focused they are on Hillary being on the ticket.”