Lobbyists for Monsanto, ExxonMobil Raise Money for Hillary ClintonQuicklink submitted By Rob Kall Permalink
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Registered lobbyists brought in more than $2 million in fundraising for the Clinton campaign, recent filings show.
When Barack Obama was running for the presidency in 2008—and later for reelection in 2012—he promised he wouldn't take money from registered lobbyists, not even as bundlers. In the race to succeed him, Hillary Clinton is not following in his footsteps.
Hillary raised more than $2 million from 40 "bundlers"—fundraisers who get their contacts to give to campaigns—who were also lobbyists...
John Podesta himself previewed the open-for-lobbying-donations strategy back in April, telling PBS' Charlie Rose show, "I think that our judgment was we will take money if it's legal, obviously" because of how much opponents were raising. "So, we're going to raise the resources that are necessary," he said.