The Washington Post published about a month ago an article titled, “Two Clintons. 41 Years. $3 Billion.”
The article goes into some detail about how the Clinton’s have cultivated the art of soliciting money from donors and have managed to raise a total in excess of $3 Billion over the years.
Their fundraising haul, which began with $178,000 that Bill Clinton raised for his long-shot 1974 congressional bid, is on track to expand substantially with Hillary Clinton’s 2016 White House run, which has already drawn $110 million in support.
There is an art and skill to raising money, which the Clintons have perfected over the years.
The Post investigation found that many top Clinton patrons supported them in multiple ways, helping finance their political causes, their legal needs, their philanthropy and their personal bank accounts. In some cases, companies connected to their donors hired the Clintons as paid speakers, helping them collect more than $150 million on the lecture circuit in the past 15 years.
The couple’s biggest individual political benefactors are Univision chairman Haim Saban and his wife, Cheryl, who have made 39 contributions totaling $2.4 million to support the Clintons’ races since 1992. The Sabans have also donated at least $10 million to the foundation.
The Clintons kept big contributors in their orbit for decades by methodically wooing competing interest groups — toggling between their liberal base and powerful constituencies, according to donors, friends and aides who have known the couple since their Arkansas days.
They made historic inroads on Wall Street, pulling in at least $69 million in political contributions from the employees and PACs of banks, insurance companies, and securities and investment firms. Wealthy hedge fund managers S. Donald Sussman and David E. Shaware among their top campaign supporters, having given more than $1 million each.
The Clinton Machine is still working and they seem to be able to raise as much money as they need – in fact more than they need.
If you want to see the nefarious financial networks the Clintons have developed from Wall Street to Big Business to Big Oil to Big Pharma, read this article.
It goes into a lot of detail about who the Clinton donors are, and how much they have given. It is important to read if you want to get an idea of who the Clinton’s are indebted to, and who will have influence over another Clinton Presidency.