(National Sentinel) All About the Money: Former Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton claims that she is all-in to help her party win more congressional seats in the 2018 midterms, but she won’t do it for free.
The two-time failed presidential contender is charging the financially cash-strapped Democratic National Committee $900,000 for list acquisitions, the Washington Free Beacon reported.
The news site noted the Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) teamed up to come up with the money for the acquisitions from Clinton’s “resistance” organization, according to filings with the Federal Election Commission.
The WFB reported further:
The DNC, which is in the midst of facing financial hardships, conjured up $300,000 on Jan. 8 to pay Onward Together, Clinton’s group, for “list acquisition,” according to the FEC filings. The payment was made to Clinton’s organization as state Democratic parties were waiting on $10 million in funding for rebuilding efforts that was initially promised last July.
As of early January of this year, the money had never made its way to the parties, and the DNC did not even have $10 million on hand. In late January, after reports surfaced of its inaction in relation to the state parties, the DNC finally announced it would begin disbursing $1 million to 11 different state parties, with grants going to Arizona, Idaho, Maine, Michigan, Minnesota, Nevada, North Carolina, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Washington, and West Virginia.
The DCCC also paid hundreds of thousands to Clinton’s “resistance” group for “generic committee list rental” between mid-December and late January.
On Dec. 12, the DCCC sent $286,689.34 to Onward Together for the list rentals. That payment was followed up by two more in January to Clinton’s group in the amounts of $139,242.20 and $145,882.40 for the rentals.
Clinton launched Onward Together about a year ago as a ‘resistance’ movement to challenge President Donald J. Trump.
“From the Women’s March to airports across the country where communities are welcoming immigrants and refugees to town hall meetings in every community, Americans are speaking out like never before,” Clinton wrote shortly after the group’s formation.
“I believe more fiercely than ever that citizen engagement at every level is central to a strong and vibrant democracy.”
Charging the broke political party and its congressional election wing was likely galling to a number of Democrats in light of the fact that her campaign essentially took over the DNC and used all its resources for her failed presidential bid against Trump.
The extent of the takeover was revealed by none other than former DNC chief Donna Brazile, who said in a lengthy piece for Politico last fall that she also discovered the DNC had ‘rigged’ the nomination in Clinton’s favor and against her primary challenger, Sen. Bernie Sanders, I-Vt.
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