Madam Secretary

Clinton out of debt; has $3 million mound of money

Remember how back in April Secretary Clinton had a $6 million presidential campaign debt and was selling lottery tickets for a day with husband Bill? Well, it turns out that Clinton now has $3 million: Her old presidential campaign has $1 million, and her old Senate campaign committee has $2.1 million. Where will the money ...

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Hillary Clinton, July 29, 2009 | JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images Remember how back in April Secretary Clinton had a $6 million presidential campaign debt and was selling lottery tickets for a day with husband Bill?

Well, it turns out that Clinton now has $3 million: Her old presidential campaign has $1 million, and her old Senate campaign committee has $2.1 million. Where will the money go? An aide told New York Daily News that it will go to other candidates or be donated to charity.

She also still has an eight-member political team, though it’s supposed to be reduced to five soon.

What does this mean for 2016?

“It raises questions about that nascent presidential campaign for 2016 — and she didn’t close the door on that, if you read her remarks carefully,” University of Virginia’s Larry Sabato — who is apparently at genius at predicting election outcomes — told the Daily News. “Just having the committee and the money gives her political clout, if she ever needs it,” he said.

For you Hillary supporters out there, does this give you any hope?

Photo: JEWEL SAMAD/AFP/Getty Images

Preeti Aroon was copy chief at Foreign Policy from 2009 to 2016 and was an FP assistant editor from 2007 to 2009. Twitter: @pjaroonFP

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