Hillary Clinton’s campaign may be wondering, “with friends like these, who needs enemies”, after the ultra-liberal Center for Public Integrity published a lengthy piece detailing how “Liberal billionaires bankroll Hillary Clinton’s super PAC attack dog.”
The investigation into Priorities USA Action reveals just how heavily the Clinton campaign is depending on a few mega-rich liberals to fund her attacks. “Priorities USA Action, has aired about 36,000 TV ads since mid-May, according to data provided to the Center for Public Integrity by ad tracking firm Kantar Media/CMAG. Fully 100 percent of them have attacked Clinton’s Republican rival, celebrity businessman Donald Trump.”
That’s right, no soft-and-fuzzy spots about how qualified Mrs. Clinton is. It’s all attack, all the time.
And just who is funding the effort – pretty much the usual suspects. According to Center, “Everyday Americans are not fueling this super PAC: Just 33 Priorities USA Action donors— who each have donated at least $1 million — account for 90 percent of this nine-figure haul…The super PAC’s top donor — hedge fund manager S. Donald Sussman — alone accounts for $1 out of every $10 Priorities USA Action raised through the end of July. Overall, Sussman has given $11 million, including $3 million last month, according to the group’s most recent campaign finance report. Other top donors to the pro-Clinton super PAC include a number of billionaires, including investor George Soros and hedge fund manager James Simons, who have each contributed $7 million.”
Clinton’s hypocrisy on big-money is on full display with her dependence on Super PAC support. As the report concludes, “Priorities USA Action exemplifies how Clinton is benefiting from big money in politics while at the same time pledging to curbs its influence.”