Carly Fiorina donated to Hillary Clinton?

Indeed it looks like she did. Here’s the lowdown from Jeffrey Lord:

The Federal Election Commission records that Ms. Fiorina was a donor to the Technology Network (Technet) Federal PAC. The FEC documents that Technet’s “In Kind Contributions”—represented by the provision of goods or services in lieu of actual capital—included nine separate donations to Hillary Clinton’s Senate campaign, as well as one contribution to her presidential campaign in 2007.

Well, so has Donald Trump! He’s given actual donations to Hillary Clinton, you might say. And it would be true.

However as Lord points out, Trump has been honest about all of this whereas Fiorina has taken a different tact. This is what she said in the first debate:

I didn’t get a phone call from Bill Clinton before I jumped in the race. Did any of you get a phone call from Bill Clinton? I didn’t. Maybe it’s because I hadn’t given money to the foundation, or donated to his wife’s Senate campaign.

Well maybe she hadn’t given money directly to the campaign, but via the Technet PAC she did.



But wait, there’s more!

As Lord points out, WAPO’s Ruth Marcus had something interesting to say about Fiorina just over a month ago:

It was May 2008, close to the end of the long primary battle between Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton, and we were discussing the two Democratic contenders.

At which point Fiorina, then a campaign surrogate for presumptive GOP nominee John McCain, offered some unprompted praise for Clinton: If Fiorina hadn’t been backing McCain, she told me, she would have been for Clinton.

“That’s off the record,” Fiorina immediately added.

Well that’s certainly interesting.

And still there’s even more. Click over to Lord’s article to read it.

Now you might say Fiorina has had a change of heart from those days. Indeed, that’s possible, but I haven’t heard her say anything of the sort. It was only on the BillO show last night that the world heard that she praised Clinton back in 2008 as an intellectual hero and said she had great empathy for Clinton. Of course she played it off as saying nothing we know now about Hillary with regard to Benghazi, the Clinton Foundation, the email server, etc, had happened back then. BillO let her take that out.

But Hillary was a known entity even back then. She would have been a disaster for this country. So I’m not sure I buy what Carly said about it.

But at the end of the day, my take is this. While Carly may be good on some issues and against certain foes, I think she would sell Conservatives out to the Republican Establishment. I think she would gladly side with the Boehner/McConnell crowd instead of pushing the Republican Congress to the right on important issues such as immigration. She’s clearly not the fighter that Ted Cruz has demonstrated himself to be and because of this I just can’t put her in my top tier of candidates.

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