Democratic Presidential candidate Hillary Clinton will visit New Jersey Friday evening for a fundraiser which will be hosted by Michael Kempner, CEO of MWW PR, a PR agency/lobbying firm. Kempner is also (gasp) a founding board member of North Jersey Community Bank.
When it comes down to needing money, one sees Hillary seeking Wall Street money – she made $3.15 million in 2013 alone from speaking to firms like Morgan Stanley, Goldman Sachs, Deutsche Bank and UBS, according to the list her campaign released of her speaking fees.
This, despite criticism from liberal publications like The New Republic, which recently reported that during the New Hampshire debate, “MSNBC’s Rachel Maddow pointed out that the ‘most frequent area of concern’ reporters hear from voters leaning toward Sanders is whether Clinton has been ‘too close to Wall Street.’” Maddow asked Clinton if she has been too dismissive of voters’ concerns in that regard, including the $675,000 that Goldman Sachs paid her in speaking fees. A little while later, co-moderator Chuck Todd read a question from a voter who wanted to know if Clinton would release the transcripts of her speeches to Goldman. Todd observed that transcription services had been used at those speeches, meaning that transcripts likely do exist.