ONE MORE PARTY

The Washington Times Daily - - POLITICS -

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.”

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