K Street lobbyists pick their candidate: Hillary
Hillary Clinton is reportedly building her presidential campaign on the theme of “fighting for the middle class.” She had better hope her friends in the media pay no attention to those lobbyists behind the curtain on K Street. Megan R. Wilson of The Hill reports:
Of the presidential contenders, Hillary Clinton had the most support from K Street bundlers in the second quarter of 2015, new reports show.
Clinton’s team of 40 lobbyists cobbled together nearly $2.1 million in donations during the period that falls between April and July.
The help comes from some of Washington’s hottest firms and the nation’s largest companies — including lobbyists for Starbucks, Microsoft and Exxon Mobil.
Republican contenders Jeb Bush, the former Florida governor, and Sen. Marco Rubio (Fla.), meanwhile, took in $228,400 and $133,450 from lobbyist bundlers, respectively.
So Hillary is raising over nine times as much big-time lobbyist cash as the most establishment of establishment GOP contenders, and over fifteen times as much as the next biggest GOP recipient.
The television ads write themselves.