Democratic Party presidential frontrunner Hillary Clinton posted a massive $37 million raised for her campaign in the last quarter of 2015, a week later her campaign is saying they don’t have enough money to compete with Senator Bernie Sanders.
In an email entitled “Nervous,” Clinton campaign manager Robby Mook writes supporters of the dire financial situation the campaign finds itself in for the Iowa caucuses and the New Hampshire primary. Citing ad buys by the Sanders campaign, Mook tells supporters, “Adding more TV ads just isn’t in our budget.”
“Last month, we told you about how much money Bernie Sanders’ campaign was raising,” Mook writes. “Now, the other shoe has dropped: I just found out that he’s outspending us on TV advertising in Iowa and New Hampshire.”
In the campaign filing for the fourth quarter of 2015, filed just a week ago, the campaign reported $38 million cash on hand.
In an attempt to impress on supporters just how “desperate” the situation is, he opens his email with, “I’m not trying to be dramatic about this (I swear! I’m really not!), but there’s a situation developing in Iowa and New Hampshire that could change the course of this election.”
Compared to Clinton’s $37 million fourth quarter haul, Sanders reported only $33 million in the fourth quarter and $28 million cash on hand.
Hillary famously claimed she and her husband Bill were “not only dead broke, but in debt” when they left the White House in 2001. Since then, the Clinton have earned a reported $230 million.
The email closes by claiming the money they have is already allocated elsewhere and implores supporters to “chip in” more.
We’re locked into spending critical funds on organizing and field offices, and if we cut into that budget, we’ll lose what this campaign is all about. I’m not going to do that. The only way to fix this is with your help. Chip in $1 today, and help close the gap in Iowa and New Hampshire.