Skip to comments.Guess Who Hillary's Selling Her Contributor List To? (CNN Pollster Vinod Gupta)
Posted on 02/01/2008 6:27:21 PM PST by HAL9000
On Thursday, all the Presidential candidates had to file their campaign finance disclosures for the fourth quarter of 2007. I gave the frontrunners' reports a quick scour both to get an updated read on the money race (summary statistics here) and to hunt for any fresh instances of the irregularities that have made this cycle so engaging in the past.
So far, one schedule has made a special impression: Senator Clinton's Itemized Receipts, Line 21.
Excerpted from the filing:
Line 21 is typically very boring, generally nothing more than interest income on bank deposits. But it's also where candidates report income they've generated by selling, renting, or trading their contributor lists. The practice is compliant with FEC rules - you just don't see it too often because it's liable to anger the tens of thousands of people who parted with their hard earned cash to support a candidate they probably didn't expect to (literally) sell them out.
But the problem here is not that the Clinton campaign decided (for the first time) to engage in the practice. The problem is the customer.
Walter Karl, Inc. is your typical list broker/junk mail company, with the exception of the identity of its parent company, infoUSA.
Alert readers will recall that the founder, chairman, CEO, and controlling shareholder of this public company is Vinod Gupta, a man with an impressive record of alleged improprieties involving funneling shareholders' money to the Clintons.
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Same old Arkansas grifters. And this time no one can say they didn’t know what scam artists they are voting for. It’s a crying shame that the intelligence and integrity of the US voter has fallen into the minus range.
“Its a crying shame that the intelligence and integrity of the US voter has fallen into the minus range.”
It’s unfortunate that it’s no longer limited to Democrat voters.
Hillary is a New York grifter now. Gupta is a Nebraska grifter.
Wow. Great find by Flip. That guy is amazing. He uncovered a lot of the Norman Hsu-related bundlers.
The report said when former President Bill Clinton and Senator Hillary Rodham Clinton took a family vacation in January 2002 to Acapulco, Mexico, Vinod Gupta provided his companys private jet to fly them there.
"The company, infoUSA, one of the nations largest brokers of information on consumers, paid $146,866 to ferry the Clintons, Mr. Gupta and others to Acapulco and back, court records show. During the next four years, infoUSA paid Mr. Clinton more than $2 million for consulting services, and spent almost $900,000 to fly him around the world for his presidential foundation work and to fly Mrs. Clinton to campaign events," the report said.
Nobody but FReepers give a damn anymore.
Terrific .gif potlatch!
Thank you devolve
didn’t I hear today that McCain sold his list to finance his campaign?
Anything I try to relate to my friends just gets a yawn and a change of subject.
sorry.........I got that wrong. McCain used his donor list as collateral for a loan...not quite the same as outright selling it.
That’s funny, I thought it was going to show she sold her list to McCain.
Yes and judging by today's Fox News poll I would guess that he sold it to them.
I looked it up and McCain only used his as collateral for a loan when his campaign was broke.
I don’t know why a campaign donor list is any big deal. It’s available for free on open secrets, etc.
Great .gif, potlatch! Interesting that you have Hillary running all over us here in NY.
If you’ll note, she is stepping all over ME in the other frames, lol.
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