Democratic presidential candidate Barack Obama has asked his finance
team to help Hillary Clinton pay off $10 million in debt
incurred during her campaign against him.
The Illinois senator's
request Tuesday sets the stage for a meeting with his former rival on
Thursday, when Senator Clinton will introduce Obama to her top
Obama and Clinton are scheduled Friday to campaign
together for the first time. Clinton suspended her bid for the party's
nomination earlier this month after a long and divisive fight. She
reported more than $22 million in debt at the end of May.
Tuesday, Obama tapped two key fundraising sources, days after opting
out of using public funds for his general election campaign against the
presumed Republican nominee, Senator John McCain.
a gala with Hollywood celebrities in Los Angeles, California and also
appealed for small donations from his Internet base of supporters.
who take the $84 million in public funding cannot raise money
from donors, but those who forgo public funding are free to raise an
unlimited amount of private funds.
campaigns in Las Vegas, in the western state of Nevada Wednesday to address energy issues for a second straight day.
Some information for this report was provided by AP.