Obama Accuses Clinton of "Bankrolling" Re-Vote


From CBS News' John Bentley

CHARLOTTE, N.C. – Hillary Clinton's campaign is hitting Barack Obama on two fronts today, releasing his records and primary re-voting. "Senator Obama speaks passionately on the campaign trail about empowering the American people," Clinton said. "I am urging him to match those words with actions, to make sure states like Michigan and Florida have a voice and a vote in the next election."

The Obama campaign responded that Clinton is trying to buy the primaries. They cite a letter from Gov. Jon Corzine, D-N.J., and Gov. Ed Rendell, D-Pa., written to Gov. Jennifer Granholm, D-Mich., that offers to pay for the re-vote. "This letter from some of Clinton's biggest campaign contributors eliminates any pretense that Clinton's efforts in Michigan are about anything other than an attempt to bankroll an election in which they appear more than happy to disenfranchise hundreds of thousands of voters," said Obama spokesman Bill Burton. "Today's events are even more evidence that Clinton is willing to do absolutely anything to get elected."

And on the heels of Hillary Clinton releasing her public schedules from her days as First Lady, the Clinton campaign is calling on Barack Obama to release his documents from his time in the Illinois state senate. Obama has said previously he didn't keep files for several years as a state senator because of space limitations.

Back on the campaign trail, Obama will deliver the third in a trifeca of policy speeches today, this one concerning the economy. He heads to West Virginia later this morning to give the speech at the University of Charleston.