From Politico, the woman who promises billions and billions of your money to help other people pay their bills, won’t pay her own:
Hillary Rodham Clinton’s cash-strapped presidential campaign has been putting off paying hundreds of bills for months — freeing up cash for critical media buys, but also earning the campaign a reputation as something of a deadbeat in some small business circles.
A pair of Ohio companies owed more than $25,000 by Clinton for staging events for her campaign are warning others in the tight-knit event production community — and anyone else who will listen — to get their cash upfront when doing business with her. Her campaign, say representatives of the two companies, has stopped returning phone calls and e-mails seeking payment of outstanding invoices. One even got no response from a certified letter.
Their cautionary tales, combined with published reports about similar difficulties faced by a New Hampshire landlord, an Iowa office cleaner and a New York caterer highlight a less-obvious impact of Clinton’s inability to keep up with the staggering fundraising pace set by her opponent for the Democratic presidential nomination, Illinois Sen. Barack Obama.
…The New York senator’s presidential campaign ended February with $38 million in the bank, according to a report filed last week with the Federal Election Commission, but only $16 million of that can be spent on her battle with Obama.
The rest can only be spent in the general election, if she makes it that far, and must be returned if she doesn’t. If she had paid off the $8.7 million in unpaid bills she reported as debt and had not loaned her campaign $5 million, the cash she would have had available at the end of last month to spend on television ads and other up-front expenses would have been less than $2 million.
By contrast, if you subtract Obama’s $625,000 in debts and his general election-only money from his total cash on hand at the end of last month, he’d still be left with $31 million.
It goes on and on and on and on…blog comments powered by Disqus
November 23, 2014 07:03 PM by Doug Powers
The Clintons are so concerned about climate change that they logged 50,000 private jet miles campaigning for Dems
November 11, 2014 09:57 AM by Doug Powers
Hillary Clinton: Now that I’m speaking to a different audience, I can tell you that businesses DO create jobs
October 28, 2014 09:08 AM by Doug Powers
Hillary Clinton shores up the lefty base: Businesses don’t create jobs — gov’t raising the minimum wage does!
October 25, 2014 05:38 AM by Doug Powers
October 8, 2014 08:37 PM by Doug Powers