A D.C. Businessman Illegally Funded Hillary Clinton "Street Teams" in 2008 Texas Primary, Feds Say

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Remember all of the awesome details from the 2008 Democratic primary race in Texas between Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama? No? Weird. Well the short version of that story is that Clinton won Texas. The longer version is that a businessman from Washington D.C spent hundreds of thousands of secret money in Texas in the effort to help Clinton win.

The Washington Post broke that piece of news. The paper reports that a New York marketing executive spent more than $608,000 trying to get Texans to support Hillary Clinton. The money went to "street teams" that would distribute Hillary Clinton posters, stickers and yard signs. None of it was reported to the Federal Elections Commission.

The guy accused of funneling the street-team funds to the New York marketing executive is Jeffrey E. Thompson, a D.C. businessman who is already kind of a big deal in the district for his alleged role in a bunch of other corruption scandals.

It's hard to compete for attention when you're a local government sharing a city with the national government, but the D.C. City Council is sure trying. Since 2012, three D.C. Council members have pleaded guilty to federal corruption charges, and federal prosecutors have since turned their attention to the mayor, a guy named Vincent C. Gray.

A grand jury is now investigating Thompson for his role in Gray's 2010 campaign, which he's also accused of funneling secret money into. Maybe Thompson's not corrupt so much as just interested in financing elections but also really shy.

Federal prosecutors did nab that New York marketing executive caught in the middle. Troy White, who allegedly took Thompson's money to give to the Texas pro-Hillary Clinton street teams, pleaded guilty on the charges today.

So if you saw a lot of kids with clipboards handing out free Hillary Clinton bumper stickers at farmer's markets in 2008, this may explain it.


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icowrich
icowrich

As I recall, Obama won Texas.  That is to say, he won the Texas caucuses, bringing his total delegate count in Texas to a level that surpassed Hillary's.  It was widely reported that Clinton won the Texas *primary*, which is true...but Obama got more delegates, so he won Texas.

Warren Johnson
Warren Johnson

yet you keep responding and insulting on and on and on.......... you wanna meet and insult my mother in person? name when and where. My address is on my FB page.

Dave Beavers
Dave Beavers

This woman is a criminal. Any questions?

Michael TruckMonth Ricker
Michael TruckMonth Ricker

I'm also afraid only people with your mother's career path look for jobs after 10pm. Or did they do that in the 1920's? Please get back to me on that.

Michael TruckMonth Ricker
Michael TruckMonth Ricker

You're right, it's not productive to respond to someone who is apparently completely illiterate. And yeah, posting words publicly on facebook totally qualifies as stalking. You should call 911 and report me.

Blake Wilson
Blake Wilson

how about posting your prowess on Facebook? Will they look here?

Warren Johnson
Warren Johnson

Stalking me, TruckMonth? Surely you can spend your time in a more productive manner...........like looking for a job.

ruddski
ruddski

The Hillary in blackface posters, and the brochures pucturing her mowing lawns in a sombrero did the trick. But in the end, Barack's sizzling best-selling fiction series "Shades of Black" ruled the day.

John Davis
John Davis

Who knows we'll find out very soon if she is going to run for President.

Joe Bannon
Joe Bannon

I do it too, I pay for stuff myself and put it up. Fuck the law, they're never going to catch me. I'm not that dumb to be seen.

richard.m.peck
richard.m.peck

I always vote for the candidate withthe best sticker.

richard.m.peck
richard.m.peck

I always vote for the candidate with the best sticker.

everlastingphelps
everlastingphelps topcommenter

 I'm sure this only happens in Democratic primaries and not in the general elections.

Greg820
Greg820

Yellow Dog Democrat here, but Hillary is in no way a lock in 2016.  She is just flat out unlikable and very much a ruthless politician in her own right who will stop at nothing to get her turn at the Presidency.  Hopefully she will bow out gracefully when she realizes, yet again, that people just don't like her.  Of course, I will gladly vote for her as President over any Repub Creamcheese candidate. 

ruddski
ruddski

Hillary will be 754 years old by election time. But to be fair, she doesn' t look a day over 400. Also, it's a Latino's turn, then after that, the LGBLT candidate (tho Hillary may qualify in that regard).

ruddski
ruddski

Stain-resistant pantsuits.

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