A major Democratic donor who is funding some of the left’s most politically active electioneering groups was subject to bipartisan condemnation this week in the midst of a federal investigation into his hedge fund’s tax avoidance schemes.
Rep. Bruce Braley’s (D., Iowa) Senate campaign is claiming that the reason he missed a key hearing about the troubles at the Veterans’ Affairs (VA) department is that he attended another hearing. However, evidence shows he was not there, Republicans say.
Gara LaMarche is the “militant leftist philanthropist” that has quietly “affected you, your statehouses, your businesses, and your freedom,” according to a profile of the head of the Democracy Alliance by Michelle Malkin.
A major financial backer of the Center for American Progress under John Podesta’s leadership is the CEO of a company conducted illegal human experiments that resulted in the deaths of three elderly patients, according to the Washington Examiner.
Among Democrats who hope Hillary Clinton doesn’t run—and their number is larger than one might think—the complaints are familiar. Age and stamina are the obvious considerations. “Look at Obama’s hair color, just like George Bush’s,” says a prominent Washington insider. “Somebody who’s seventy shouldn’t be president. And I think that’s going to be an interesting issue against her, but who in the Democratic Party is going to have the guts to take on that machine?” A former Clinton campaign adviser is equally blunt. “This is gonna sound superficial”—which is an understatement—“but men do age better than women,” he says. “At seventy she’s not gonna be—it’s not gonna be great.”