Today's Article
Large individual
contributions make up
nearly 70% of
Clinton's presidential
campaign funds,
according to recent
FEC data.
The American Spark
Who’s Buying Hillary Clinton?

By Cliff Montgomery - Aug. 16th. 2016

In 2016, the American political system offers a real choice for the country’s next president: Voters may choose
between a leading Washington insider
who is worth several million dollars, or an obnoxious billionaire
businessman
who has filed for bankruptcy six times and inexplicably claims that his massive fortune makes
him a political and social outsider.

Any discussion of this ‘choice’ must also consider the ugly workings of America’s capitalist-based election
process, that openly allows the country’s most wealthy to “contribute” massive sums of money to political
campaigns - it’s a charade that journalist Greg Palast has insightfully called “the best democracy money can
buy.”

So who is buying Hillary Clinton and Donald Trump? The
American Spark is here to tell you.

We’ll begin by exposing the top individual contributors to the Clinton presidential campaign; the
Spark will
reveal Trump’s leading contributors on Aug. 19th.

Hillary Clinton has been in the national spotlight for nearly a quarter of a century. She served as First Lady in
the 1990s - thanks to her marriage to then-President Bill Clinton - and went on to serve as a U.S. senator (D-
NY) and as a Secretary of State for the Obama Administration.

Clinton has been bought by quite a good number of wealthy Americans and institutions - in fact,
large individual contributions make up a whopping 68% of her campaign funds, according to Federal Election
Commission information released on July 21st, 2016 and obtained via the Center for Responsive Politics.

Below, the
Spark shows the total contributions made by each donor to Clinton’s 2016 presidential run; this
includes donations to her campaign committee, as well as to any pro-Clinton Political Action Committees
(PACs).


It also must be noted that the money from these entities “came came from the organizations’ PACs; their
individual members, employees or owners; and those individuals’ immediate families,” states the Center for
Responsive Politics (CPR).

“At the federal level, the organizations themselves did not donate, as they are prohibited by law from doing
so,” CPR added.



Saban Capital Group           $10,036,238
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Renaissance Technologies    $9,518,800
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Pritzker Group    $7,873,257
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Soros Fund Management    $7,044,600
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Paloma Partners    $6,108,400
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Newsweb Corp    $5,013,500
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DE Shaw Research    $3,053,601
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Center for Middle East Peace    $3,008,100
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Plumbers/Pipefitters Union    $3,007,275
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Laborers Union    $3,006,610
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Herb & Marion Sandler/Sandler Foundation    $3,002,700
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Carpenters & Joiners Union    $2,505,400
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Fair Share Action    $2,255,000
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Barbara Lee Family Foundation    $2,099,604
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American Federation of Teachers    $2,073,717
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DreamWorks SKG    $2,015,700
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Operating Engineers Union    $2,010,000
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Bohemian Foundation    $2,002,700
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BLS Investments    $2,002,700
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Paloma Partners Advisors    $2,000,000
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