Time is running out for donors to throw just a little more cash at their favorite candidates (or at least the ones they think are going to win), and clear there are some Seattle liberals who want to make sure that they have Hillary Clinton’s next email address should she win the presidency.
So, in our on-going spotlight on where big-money liberals are parking their cash this campaign, we point out a feature by the Seattle Times, which provides a top 10 list of Hillary’s richest friends.
The couple at the top are among the usual suspects on every Democrat’s fundraising list in Washington, Tom and Sonya Campion. Together they put almost a cool mil behind Hil ($982,200 to be exact), willingly sharing the profits that Tom’s company Zumiez makes by selling “cutting edge clothing, shoes, accessories, and gear for skateboarding, snowboarding, and surf lifestyles for guys, girls, and kids”.
No word about whether those customers care much about illegal emails or pay-to-play scandals, but they can rest assured their pocket money is going for a good cause.
The number three entry on the list must have plenty of cash coming from their casinos, as the Puyallup Tribe of Indians was able to spare $463,400 that might have otherwise gone to, you know, actually helping out tribal members. They were joined on Hillary’s Donor Dozen by their Pierce County neighbors at the Muckleshoot Indian Tribe, but the Muckleshoots only sent $150,000 her way, so maybe that’s why Hillary actually visited the Puyallup reservation earlier this year.
And of course, this list of the 14 who gave at least $100k represents only a “a slice of the more than $10.6 million the Hillary Victory Fund has raked in from Washington state, thanks mainly to wealthy donors who have contributed $10,000 or more.”
The hypocrisy of a list like this was not lost on the Times, which noted that “Clinton’s big-money dominance is at odds with some of the rhetoric from the Democratic Party decrying the influence of wealthy donors… While Clinton has advocated for campaign-finance reform, her campaign in the meantime has taken advantage of just about every big-money vehicle legally available.”
There was one silver-lining to the Times story though, as it actually shut up the normally very loud leader of the State Democrats. As the Times wrote, “Through a spokesman, state Democratic Party Chair Jaxon Ravens declined a request for comment on the Clinton fundraising.”
Apparently he – and Clinton – would much rather let the money talk.
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