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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 09:58 AM

 

The Bill and Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash - WSJ

The Bill and Hillary Clinton Money Machine Taps Corporate Cash
Couple Has Raised More Than $1 Billion in Two Decades; Republicans Worry of Early Lead in 2016

By Brody Mullins, Peter Nicholas and Rebecca Ballhaus WSJ
July 1, 2014 10:30 p.m. ET

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Bill and Hillary Clinton helped raise more than $1 billion from U.S. companies and industry donors during two decades on the national stage through campaigns, paid speeches and a network of organizations advancing their political and policy goals, The Wall Street Journal found.

Those deep ties potentially give Mrs. Clinton a financial advantage in the 2016 presidential election, if she runs, and could bring industry donors back to the Democratic Party for the first time since Mr. Clinton left the White House.

Republicans, while capable of raising similar sums, worry the Clintons will take an early lead in the next presidential race, which is expected to total well above the $2 billion spent in 2012

"Clinton Inc. is going to be the most formidable fundraising operation for the Democrats in the history of the country. Period. Exclamation point," said Rick Hohlt, a lobbyist and fundraiser for Republican Party presidential candidates. "It sure causes concern."

The Journal tallied speaking fees and donations to Mr. Clinton's 1992 and 1996 presidential campaigns; the Democratic National Committee during Mr. Clinton's eight years in the White House; Mrs. Clinton's bids for Senate and president; and the family's nonprofit entity—The Bill, Hillary and Chelsea Clinton Foundation.

The Journal was aided by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan group that tracks election contributions. The center provided an industry breakdown of campaign donations.



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More: http://online.wsj.com/articles/the-bill-and-hillary-clinton-money-machine-taps-corporate-cash-1404268205


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Tierra_y_Libertad Jul 2014 #1
OKNancy Jul 2014 #2
mylye2222 Jul 2014 #3
tularetom Jul 2014 #4
NYC_SKP Jul 2014 #5

Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 10:02 AM

1. However, we can rest assured that the corps donations came with no strings attached.

 

Otherwise, the Clintons would have returned them with a scowl and an impolite note.

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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 10:09 AM

2. Good.

I hope they rake in tons of money and blow the Republicans away in 2016. Also the Foundation does good work, so I'm happy they take their money and spend it in Haiti and Africa and for other good works.

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Response to WillyT (Original post)

Thu Jul 3, 2014, 10:12 AM

3. Thanks for this OP.

 

She's maybe one of the most corporate Dems.......and that is very worrying in the prospect she might be POTUS!

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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 11:17 AM

4. Heads will explode around here when the WSJ endorses Hillary for president

And they will, especially if the republicans nominate one of the orangoutangs from the tea party.

Murdoch knows who would be good for business.

I can even see the fox newsbots speaking of her in glowing terms. Which will make some heads explode among their viewers as well.

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Thu Jul 3, 2014, 09:04 PM

5. Then I guess she won't be needing any money from me.

 

I'll be looking for a candidate worth my hard work and donations during the primaries.

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