Hillary Razzles, Dazzles In Q3
Bucking the trend and "defy[ing] the skeptics", Hillary Clinton's campaign announced this morning that it raised a whopping $27 million in the third quarter.
Hillary wanted you to know that this was our best quarter yet. More than 100,000 new donors. A total of $27 million raised -- and $22 million for the primary -- substantially more than any other candidate in the race.
The candidate even penned a handwritten note to thank the country for its collective largesse. This is an enormous haul - slightly more than she brought in during the second quarter and far better than any other candidates did in the third. Allah notes Hillary raked in more than the top three Republican candidates combined.
To give you an idea of the scale of Hillary's collections, $27 million is nearly half the amount her superstar fundraiser Norman Hsu is accused of stealing from investors in order to fund his political disbursements.
Clinton is inviting them each day that passes without her divulging her list of 260 Hsu-connected contributors (roughly 200 more than we currently know about), such that her less diligent colleagues on Hsu's dole can more thoroughly quantify and disgorge themselves of all Hsu-connected funds. Dozens, possibly hundreds, of people are hoping that tens of millions of dollars that were allegedly coerced or outright stolen from them may eventually be returned and Clinton has an opportunity not only to help facilitate such restitution, but to restore our full faith in the idea that her financial dealings are transparent and in good faith.
The only good excuse for not disclosing the details about her enormous Hsu windfall would be that she's given the information over to one or more of the federal agencies investigating the matter and has been asked not to make those details public. And if that's the case, then she needs to say that. If not, then she needs to make with the list.
We're going to piece it together eventually anyway. If Clinton stays mum, we'll be able to see many of the relevant details (notably, who received the $850,000 worth of refund checks at the end of September) once the third quarter reports are filed with the FEC on the 15th. But today's fanfare suggests the campaign is eager to make public disclosures about the quarter before that filing deadline, so spilling the rest of the beans about her felonious fundraiser seems like a no-brainer.
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