ONE MORE PARTY
For those wondering about the aforementioned Hillary Clinton, she will be in the grand ballroom at the magnificent Plaza Hotel on Thursday, throwing a party for her most well-heeled benefactors — those megadonors who gave her campaign at least $1 million. Multiple press reports indicated that some very generous donors who didn’t make the cut were miffed that they weren’t invited.
“Clinton claims that it’s because the 4,800-square-foot ballroom can’t hold all of her rich friends. And she may be right. By the last month of the campaign, Clinton had bagged more than $1.4 billion from Democratic megadonors and friendly billionaires, packing the coffers of both her campaign and her affiliated SuperPACs. She outpaced her opponent, Donald Trump, in fundraising by almost 40 percent,” notes Emily Zanotti, a correspondent for Heatstreet. “More than a fifth of that haul was raised from just 100 individuals and labor unions. Her top donor, S. Donald Sussman, a venture capitalist and hedge fund manager, gave $20 million.”