HIL­LARY’S TO-DO LIST

The Washington Times Weekly - - Politics - BY JEN­NIFER HARPER

The money trail beck­ons more than the cam­paign trail for Demo­cratic pres­i­den­tial front-run­ner Hil­lary Rod­ham Clin­ton th­ese days. While the world re­mained in tur­moil over ter­ror­ism and other grave mat­ters, Mrs. Clin­ton’s cam­paign sched­uled 10 fundrais­ers in New York, Wis­con­sin, Ken­tucky, South Carolina, Texas and Ohio — and yes, some of th­ese “con­ver­sa­tions with Hil­lary” events had sin­gle ticket prices of $27,000 and up.

But this is also a fam­ily af­fair. For­mer Pres­i­dent Bill Clin­ton made some cameo ap­pear­ances be­fore the well­heeled donors, ap­pear­ing solo in four of the fundrais­ers.

Busi­ness is brisk. On one very busy day, Mrs. Clin­ton ap­peared at three fundrais­ers in Louisville, Mem­phis and Nashville, then whisked off the fol­low­ing morn­ing to the Pal­metto State for a fundraiser in Charleston. There’s still money out there. The Clin­ton cam­paign raised $29.9 mil­lion in the third quar­ter of the year alone, ac­cord­ing to their Fed­eral Elec­tion Com­mis­sion fil­ings.

There’s fundrais­ing in other quar­ters as well. Peter Cor­bett, a 57-year-old psy­chother­a­pist, is cur­rently rid­ing a uni­cy­cle from Burling­ton, Ver­mont, to the na­tion’s cap­i­tal to raise money for the cam­paign of Sen. Bernard San­ders. He expects to com­plete the 550-mile ride by Dec. 5 — and has al­ready raised $1,350 for his “1 Wheel, 1 Na­tion” project.

“I can’t not do this,” Mr. Cor­bett ob­serves. on women. If you’re for tra­di­tional mar­riage, you’re a ho­mo­phobe. If you em­pha­size work over wel­fare, you don’t care about the poor. How ridicu­lous,” says Repub­li­can pres­i­den­tial hope­ful Ben Car­son. “The val­ues upon which Amer­ica was built al­lowed us to be­come the great­est force for good on the planet. We shouldn’t give them away in the name of po­lit­i­cal cor­rect­ness.” Ukraine, Pak­istan and Bangladesh

“This au­di­ence in­crease — while it is just one of many im­pact mea­sure­ments — shows the hunger for ac­cu­rate and re­li­able in­for­ma­tion around the world,” says John Lansing, di­rec­tor and CEO of the agency. “As pro­pa­ganda and mis­in­for­ma­tion con­tinue to sat­u­rate me­dia mar­kets glob­ally, more and more peo­ple are turn­ing to the net­works of the BBG for trusted, fact-based re­port­ing.”

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