But, just like the first time around it looks like Hillary is once again her own worse enemy. She not only has a big pile of baggage left over from last time to drag around, she continues to add to it by playing hard to get (at the truth) games like "I'll show you mine if you show me yours" when asked about her secretive Wall Street speeches. Or, claiming that keeping her own private server to store government e-mails on is more "convenient" than using one that is more secure and completely free of charge.
A much bigger problem is who Hillary owes her allegiance to if she elected to the presidency. Is it the voters she is wooing (who make up only 17% of her donor base) or the people behind the stage that are bankrolling her campaign (77% of her donors) and have already paid her millions of dollars (Wall Street speeches) to call in her I.O.U.'s when she gets in the Oval Office.
The people who own Hillary are the "big" donors who have pumped in a whopping 77% in campaign contributions and rest assured they are expecting something in return if and when she gets in the Oval office.
- Small Individual Contributions $21,739,942 (17%)
- Large Individual Contributions $100,355,684 (77%)
TOTAL $122,095,628 (94%)
On the campaign trail, Hillary Clinton has repeatedly said she will stand up to big banks, drug companies and other special interests. “Democracy can’t just be for billionaires and corporations,” she proclaims.
But she has struggled to answer questions about her ties to Wall Street, telling CNN’s Anderson Cooper Wednesday night she accepted $675,000 in speaking fees from one investment bank because “that’s what they offered” and that financial firms are not giving her “very much money now.” In fact, as new campaign disclosure reports filed this week reveal, Clinton has been fueled by millions from a network of well-connected Washington lobbyists, Wall Street bundlers and billionaire donors.
Here is the list of some of the key players in Clinton’s $157 million campaign: