Carly Fiorina: Hillary Donor?
Carly Fiorina, it turns out, is a former donor not only to the Democratic Party at large, but to one high profile Democrat in particular: Hillary Clinton. And unlike Donald Trump, who has been quite open about his own donations for business reasons, Fiorina has tried to convey the exact opposite impression, as in her first debate appearance in August, when, looking around at her fellow candidates on the “second tier,” Fiorina went after Trump with this line:
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.
The Federal Election Commission records show 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. Other recipients of Technet’s generosity, divided between “Contributions” and “In Kind Contributions,” include Nancy Pelosi, Barbara Boxer (later Fiorina’s 2010 Senate opponent), Senate Democratic Leaders Harry Reid and Tom Daschle, and the late Ted Kennedy. Contrary to the impression she seeks to make, Mrs. Fiorina’s generosity, it would seem, does not differentiate party or principle.