Barack Writes Campaign Check to Hillary
He asks donors to pay Clinton campaign debt
By Peter Fearon,  Newser Staff
Posted Jun 27, 2008 3:15 AM CDT
Barack Obama, leaves a hotel in Washington, after meeting with former rival, Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton and donors.    (AP Photo/J. Scott Applewhite)
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(Newser) – Barack Obama made a personal $4,600 donation to Hillary Clinton's campaign—a gesture to win over her supporters as the Democratic party tries to unify following the divisive campaign for the nomination. Obama told a meeting of 200 top Clinton fundraisers he's encouraging his donors to help pay off Clinton's $20 million campaign debt. "I'm going to need Hillary by my side campaigning during his election, and I'm going to need you," Obama said.

Clinton told the fundraisers: "I know my supporters have extremely strong feelings, and I know Barack's do as well. But we are a family, and we will do whatever it takes to win back this White House."