Money Grubbing

Slate ’s Nathan Heller points out that both and now redirect visitors directly to their contributions pages. (Actually, it looks like just reverted as I was prepping this post.)

Clinton’s minimum suggested contribution : $5

Obama’s minimum suggested contribution : $15

Best Fundraising Ploy of the Day goes to the sudden revelation that Clinton loaned herself $ 6.4 million in April and May. Clinton’s two biggest fundraising surges were after her Pennsylvania victory and the announcement that she’d loaned herself $5 million. (Obama got quite a boost from both, as well.) Today’s loan announcement, coming on the heels of her Indiana squeeker, gives her the best of both worlds.

But neither candidate has released post-Indiana fundraising numbers, which suggests that their victories didn’t yield quite the cash surge that Pennsylvania did.