Sen. Hillary Clinton's (D-NY) presidential campaign has been delaying paying their bills, "earning the campaign a reputation of a deadbeat in some small-business circles," according to Politico's Kenneth P. Vogel. Tucker Carlson joins the Morning Joe crew to discuss the latest from the 2008 presidential campaign trail. The following video is from MSNBC's Morning Joe, broadcast on March 31, 2008
Clinton's cash on hand, meanwhile, is being spent on critical media buys, intended to bolster an increasingly uphill bid for the Democratic presidential nomination.
"A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her," Vogel writes. "Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter."
"Their cautionary tales, combined with published reports about similar difficulties faced by a New Hampshire landlord, an Iowa office cleaner and a New York caterer, highlight a less-obvious impact of Clinton’s inability to keep up with the staggering fundraising pace set by her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama," Vogel adds.
Clinton's campaign declined to reply to "recent, specific questions" about such transactions, Politico said.
"But Clinton spokesman Jay Carson pointed on Saturday to an earlier statement the campaign issued to Politico, asserting: 'The campaign pays its bills regularly and in the normal course of business, and pays all of its bills.'"