McALLEN, Tex. -- During the first nine months of this year, Sen. Barack Obama raised just $2,086 for his presidential campaign from people who live in and around this border town of stucco bungalows and weed-covered farm lots, and most candidates raised even less. But Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton, the Democratic front-runner, has already raised more than $640,000 here, and her campaign expects to collect even more. As Cantu drove through the community on a recent afternoon, he described the rows of regal homes as the rightful future of McAllen. Then his cellphone rang. "Hey, I'm glad you called," he said cheerfully, reminded of a campaign event in the works that will bring Bill Clinton to McAllen. "President Clinton is coming to town, and you're going to want to be there. You're coming, right?"
Saturday, November 24, 2007
"How Big Man In McAllen Bundles Big For Clinton"
WaPo, page one: