This illuminating, interactive report by Washington Post writers Matea Gold, Tom Hamburger and Anu Narayanswamy looks at the relationships the Clintons have built and how legislation they have backed – and not backed – may tie in with those relationships.
This project is an effort to identify every known donor who contributed to support Bill and Hillary Clinton over their four decades in public life … (It)reveals how Bill and Hillary Clinton have methodically cultivated donors over 40 years, from Little Rock to Washington and then across the globe…
As an astute individual pointed out, these donors aren’t stupid and they all expect something in return for what they’ve given.
Note that small money donations were not counted in the Clinton’s $3 billion total as those donors aren’t identified by name in campaign finance reports.
I’d like to point out that Hillary’s strongest opponent, Sen. Bernie Sanders, has a completely different track record of relationships and donations: he’s clearly not a Big Money panderer. Sanders’ voting record also proves his belief in true democracy: which is governance of the people by the people. And, he’s been the high scorer in both Dem Debates so far.
I like to point out that money doesn’t elect candidates – votes do. We’ll find out if the adage I love proves true in the Bernie-Hillary face-off coming next spring.