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I have been documenting Hillary Clinton’s destruction, and we have yet another sign.

The $2 billion woman is begging.

After having to drop a whopping $2 million in Iowa and New Hampshire to remind people of the “kinder, gentler” shrew that is Hillary, it turns out she needs more money.

Hillary’s campaign said they were heavy with small donors, because as we all know {wink} Hillary is not a tool of Big Corporate Interests. No, Hillary is all about the little people, despite the overwhelming contributors to her $47 million war chest are wealthy donors.

Despite trying to distance herself from these scumbag fatcats, Hillary Rodham Clinton has a message for the country’s wealthiest Democrats: I need you!

“We’re going to have to do what we can in this election to make sure that we’re not swamped by money on the other side,” the front-runner for the Democratic presidential nomination said Thursday.

 It’s not about her, it’s about what the OTHER people may do. Hillary has all but conceded that she won’t come close to raising $2 billion, and will be lucky if she gets $500 million to her campaign. And in the wake of the heat being turned up on The Clinton Foundation and Hillary’s email server, people may begin to abandon Her Stuck-Upness for greener pastures.

When asked how she feels about encouraging large contributions to a group supporting her candidacy, she laments,

“Do I wish that we didn’t have to be doing this? Yeah, I do.”

Six months into the 2016 race for president, Democrats are barely in the conversation when it comes to the groups known as super PACs (Political Action Committees). It seems that most of those aligned with specific presidential candidates have already said how much they raised between January and the end of June. So far, they account for roughly $2 of every $3 given in the 2016 presidential race, with the vast majority of those donations going to Republican candidates.

According to an Associated Press analysis, less than 9 percent of the money given to candidate-specific super PACs so far will benefit Clinton and her rivals for the Democratic nomination.

The main pro-Clinton group, Priorities USA Action, raised $15.6 million in the first half of this year. That puts it behind super PACs pledged to support five contenders for the Republican nomination, including one whose polling numbers are so weak that he may not even qualify to take part in next week’s GOP debate.

Further, things are so bad fund-raising for Hillary Clinton that recently two super PACs for her campaign decided to pool resources, likely to keep the embarrassing numbers from surfacing.

Hillary Clinton was supposed to land the million-dollar donors to a super PAC backing her candidacy. After all, Clinton has been on the scene for decades, dating to her husband’s first run for the White House. They have ties to big-money power bases on Wall Street, in Hollywood and among organized labor, not to mention all the taxpayer-funded Democrats front groups.

And some of the top donors in Democratic politics have given massive checks to Priorities, including entertainment executive Haim Saban, whose $2 million gift makes him the largest donor to the super PAC so far, and hedge fund billionaire George Soros at $1 million.

Here are the numbers.

Priorities collected from about 30 donors in the first six months of the year, while the super PAC helping Republican candidate Jeb Bush persuaded 9,900 contributors to give a record haul of $103 million. Bush’s super PAC also has more than a dozen contributors who have given at least $1 million, with the top donor, Miami health care investor Miguel “Mike” Fernandez, giving $3 million.

Super PACs backing four other GOP contenders:

  • $38 million for Texas Sen. Ted Cruz,
  • $26 million for Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker,
  • $16 million for Florida Sen. Marco Rubio and
  • $16.8 million for former Texas Gov. Rick Perry — who may not have the poll numbers needed to make the top 10 cutoff for the first GOP debate.

Super PAC woes are worse for the other Democrats.

  • Generation Forward, the super PAC organized to help O’Malley, raised just $289,000 since the former Maryland governor announced his candidacy at the end of May.
  • The three other contenders don’t appear to have any outside help, while Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders has bluntly said, “I will not have a super PAC.”

 

 



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