Cash-Strapped Clinton Campaign Failing to Pay Bills?

This is a rush transcript from "Your World with Neil Cavuto," March 31, 2008. This copy may not be in its final form and may be updated.

NEIL CAVUTO, HOST: Meanwhile, some very real money worries for the Clinton folks right now. Debts are piling up, and, apparently, angry debtors, too.

My next guest says he got stiffed on a $600 food bill. Jim Phillips says that he helped set up an event at a GM plant in Lordstown, Ohio, for the Clinton camp. That was back in February. And he's still waiting to be paid. The owner of Show Tyme Exhibits joins me now by phone.

So, Jim, what did you do? You had a big food spread at the time, or what?

JIM PHILLIPS, OWNER, SHOW TYME EXHIBITS: No, actually, we did the staging for the camera platforms and cutaway risers and things like that.

CAVUTO: I got you.

PHILLIPS: No food whatsoever.

CAVUTO: All right. Well, maybe at least, if you had food, people could have at least had something for that.


CAVUTO: So, what happened? It's been a little over a month. That is not all that long, right?

PHILLIPS: No, it is not all that long, but it is usually not out more than a week when we deal with political campaigns.

CAVUTO: Really?

Now, how often have you dealt with the Clinton campaign?

PHILLIPS: This campaign -- personally, this is the first time I have done anything with -- through my own company. I have been subcontracted to do some other stuff. And I have been paid for that. But this is the first and only time I have done anything through my own company.

CAVUTO: All right.

Now, the other candidates with whom you deal, Jim, they pay you within a week two or two?

PHILLIPS: At the outside, yes.

CAVUTO: Really, at the outside?


CAVUTO: So, even quicker than that?


CAVUTO: All right.

Now, this is a big campaign. It's a big presidential campaign. There are a lot of people involved in it. Might you have slipped through the cracks, nothing more than that?

PHILLIPS: Their advance man, who -- I don't want to mention his name -- was very nice to me. And I talk to him at least once a week. And he is trying get me paid, put me in touch with the people who can pay me. But I don't get any response to that.

I get the voice-mail and then never hear from them again. So...


PHILLIPS: It's not going to make or break me. I mean, it's 600 bucks.


PHILLIPS: But still.

CAVUTO: All right. But this -- this is still money you are owed.


CAVUTO: What is the latest you have been told?

PHILLIPS: Nothing. Haven't heard anything.

CAVUTO: OK. So, what are you going to do if you still don't hear anything?

PHILLIPS: Just ride it out, see what happens.

CAVUTO: Really?

Now, if she becomes president...


CAVUTO: ... you are entitled to an invite to the inauguration, at the very least, I would think.

PHILLIPS: I would accept that, then.

CAVUTO: You would accept that?

PHILLIPS: Yes. We -- it would wash it all.

CAVUTO: OK. Thank you very much.


CAVUTO: We will see how this sorts out.

Jim Phillips.

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