Hillary creates appearance of paying for endorsement

Ed Lasky
Her major backers donated nearly $90,000 to former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, shortly after Vilsack dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Clinton, the Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain reports. (The Clinton campaign also bought Vilsack's donor list for $20,000.) The cash helped Vilsack retire part of his $148,000 campaign debt.

Nice! Get donations directed to rivals who drop out of race and are able to pay off campaign debts; get donations directed toward people who can help you via endorsements and other measures in specific geographic areas.

With help like this, why not endorse Clinton?

Her major backers donated nearly $90,000 to former governor Tom Vilsack, D-Iowa, shortly after Vilsack dropped out of the presidential race and endorsed Clinton, the Los Angeles Times' Dan Morain reports. (The Clinton campaign also bought Vilsack's donor list for $20,000.) The cash helped Vilsack retire part of his $148,000 campaign debt.

Nice! Get donations directed to rivals who drop out of race and are able to pay off campaign debts; get donations directed toward people who can help you via endorsements and other measures in specific geographic areas.

With help like this, why not endorse Clinton?