Hillary Rodham $oros tied to dirty, defunct Dem group Updated
posted at 1:52 pm on September 27, 2007 by Bryan
This one’s not connected to Runaround Hsu, at least that we know of.
Officials of a defunct pro-Democratic group that was hit with a near-record campaign-finance fine last month hold strong ties to Sen. Hillary Rodham Clinton’s presidential campaign, documents show.
At least four persons who worked for the America Coming Together (ACT) fundraising group, which the Federal Election Commission recently fined $775,000, work directly for the Clinton campaign or hold top positions with consulting firms hired by it.
In addition, the group’s former president, longtime Clinton aide Harold Ickes, has been identified as a volunteer adviser to the Clinton campaign. In FEC filings, the campaign listed a debt to Mr. Ickes of more than $2,000 for travel-related costs.
ACT was the big union group that George Soros donated $10 million to toward defeating President Bush in 2004. Hillary cannot plausibly claim to not know that ACT was both connected to Soros and that it was the third most heavily fined election law violator in US history. And she hired much of its top tier to help run her campaign.
ACT is disbanding, but that really doesn’t matter since much of its leadership is now ensconced in the Clinton campaign. And I’m sure Soros will come up with some new cleverly acronymed group through which he can pour money next time around.
Update: Texas Rainmaker has a great post about Soros and NASA’s James Hansen.