Friday, October 19

More Shady Fundraising for Boss Clinton

How long are we going to let her get away with this stuff? You know it must be bad if even the LA Times is reporting it...

All three locations, along with scores of others scattered throughout some of the poorest Chinese neighborhoods in Queens, Brooklyn and the Bronx, have been swept by an extraordinary impulse to shower money on one particular presidential candidate -- Democratic front-runner Hillary Rodham Clinton.

Dishwashers, waiters and others whose jobs and dilapidated home addresses seem to make them unpromising targets for political fundraisers are pouring $1,000 and $2,000 contributions into Clinton's campaign treasury. In April, a single fundraiser in an area long known for its gritty urban poverty yielded a whopping $380,000.

Missing people...

The tenement at 44 Henry St. was listed in Clinton's campaign reports as the home of Shu Fang Li, who reportedly gave $1,000.

A tenant living in the apartment listed as Li's address said through a translator that she had not heard of him, although she had lived there for the last 10 years.

A man named Liang Zheng was listed as having contributed $1,000. The address given was a large apartment building on East 194th Street in the Bronx, but no one by that name could be located there.

Salespeople at a store on Canal Street were similarly baffled when asked about Shih Kan Chang, listed as working there and having given $1,000...Employees said they had not heard of Chang.

Another listed donor, Yi Min Liu, said he did not make the $1,000 contribution in April that was reported in his name. He said he attended a banquet for Clinton but did not give her money.

In addition to all of the fradulant donations, she does have some real supporters among the poor Chinese communities of NY. Many of them are illegal residents who want citizenship and their families brought over so they can be reunited. Using immigrants who can barely speak English to build your political base is hardly new --as the article points out with reminders of old school NY political machines like Boss Tweed. Having relationships with "associations" (nevermind that many of them have criminal pasts) that compel these new immigrants to donate money to Boss Clinton is just part of the old game.

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