It appears Hillary Clinton craves the spotlight. Despite losing two presidential elections to relative political neophytes, Clinton seems to determined to endear herself to the public who rejected her twice.
Desperate to stay relevant, Clinton has pledged an oath to the “resistance.”
Now she’s made that pledge official.
Clinton has launched her Super PAC, Onward Together, as intended to be a thorn in the side of Donald Trump and his agenda.
With the ethically dubious Clinton Foundation no longer open for business, starting a Super PAC was a logical next step.
Well, it’s official: Hillary Clinton’s super PAC that will fund groups fighting the agenda of President Donald J. Trump is active. The former first lady and two-time presidential loser made her future plans known at the Women for Women International luncheon earlier this month. While she yet again blamed the Russians and former FBI Director James Comey for costing her the election, which is nonsense, she also said that she’s part of the resistance against Trump. The point of the lance in this effort is Onward Together, a super PAC that will fund organizations fighting the Trump White House and eventually fund 2018 candidates. Her campaign finance director Dennis Cheng, who was formerly the chief development officer at the Clinton Foundation, has been building a web of donors to fill the war chest (via CNN):
The group also included a website, which described the group’s goal as looking to “advance progressive values and work to build a brighter future for generations to come.”
In an email to supporters and donors, Clinton said Monday that those groups include Swing Left, a grassroots network supporting Democratic House candidates in swing districts; Emerge America, a group urging Democratic women to run for office; Color of Change, a criminal justice reform focused organization; Indivisible, the effort that has spearheaded the protests at congressional town halls across the country; and Run for Something, a group formed by former Clinton campaigns staffers that looks to urge young people to run for local office.
The group, according to an aide, will be a 501(c)(4) with a connected PAC, meaning all money raised through the political nonprofit will not have to disclose donors. A Clinton aide said the group will “follow the guidelines,” meaning they will not release their list of donors.
According to a Clinton aides, Swing Left, Run for Something and Emerge America have already received funding.
Yet not long ago while stumping, Hillary bemoaned the existence of Super PACs and dark money:
“Now there are also Super PACs that are out there….And I would hope that we would get to a point where those would no longer be operating. But that’s not where we are today…Then there’s this additional category that is a…they call it a nonprofit group. What’s called a 501(c)(4)…And that’s where the unaccountable dark money really floods in.”
A distinction can be made between realizing dark money is a political reality, and actively shoveling it into your very own Super PAC.
What a difference an election makes.