Madam Secretary

Clinton’s debt going down in a blaze of glory

Christmas was probably something of a lean affair at the Clinton household: Just before the holidays, campaign finance reports revealed that the Clintons wouldn’t recover $13 million they had loaned to Hillary’s campaign. But there’s still about $6 million in unpaid bills, and once Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state, she’ll be barred from ...

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Christmas was probably something of a lean affair at the Clinton household: Just before the holidays, campaign finance reports revealed that the Clintons wouldn’t recover $13 million they had loaned to Hillary’s campaign.

But there’s still about $6 million in unpaid bills, and once Clinton is confirmed as secretary of state, she’ll be barred from raising money to pay off the debt. That gives her just a few weeks to make a killing.

Enter Jon Bon Jovi. (No, really. It isn’t like she could call the Boss. Or most of Hollywood.) The rocker is headlining a fundraiser at Town Hall in Manhattan on January 15 to benefit Hillary’s debts. Tickets are going for $75 to $1K. You can’t actually get tickets if you’ve already donated the maximum $2,300 to Hillary for President, so Hillary is looking for those she hasn’t already tapped out and new donors. Given that this economic climate doesn’t exactly inspire fat-check writing (or check writing of any kind), it remains to be seen if Clinton can whittle that balance down even close to zero.

Photo of Bon Jovi by Roger Kisby/Getty Images

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