Hillary Clinton's 'Resistance' PAC Dishes Out $130,000 for Midterm Elections

PAC associated with Onward Together, Clinton's nonprofit

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July 30, 2018

A political action committee established by Hillary Clinton has given $130,000 to Democratic candidates and PACs for the midterm elections, Federal Election Commission filings show.

Clinton made the contributions from the Onward Together Committee, a PAC established alongside Onward Together, a 501(c)(4) "social welfare" nonprofit founded by the failed presidential candidate in the spring of 2017 so she could be a part of the "resistance" against President Donald Trump.

Clinton's committee reported hauling in $183,823.34 in total individual contributions this election cycle and began handing out the donations during the second quarter, which spans from April 1 to June 30.

The contributions were all made in the amounts of $5,000 and went to 26 liberal campaigns and PACs, filings show. Recipients of the PAC's generosity included candidates in toss up elections such as Susan Wild in Pennsylvania's 7th congressional district, Scott Wallace in Pennsylvania's 1st district, Jennifer Wexton in Virginia's 10th congressional district, and Katie Porter in California's 45th district, among others.

The Onward Together Committee also pushed money to the Congressional Black Caucus PAC and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus's BOLD PAC, and has handed out a total of $130,000 in donations to date.

The PAC was created alongside Onward Together, Clinton's nonprofit, to allow her to stay politically active against Trump.

The nonprofit is used to assist already established liberal "resistance" groups who have impressed Clinton since her defeat by providing direct funding to organizations and amplifying their messages.

Shortly after Clinton formed the nonprofit, she pushed $800,000 from her campaign funds to the organization, which has also pulled in combined millions from the cash-strapped Democratic National Committee and the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee for its email lists.

Clinton also jumped on the family separation issue on the border and raised more than $1 million off the "humanitarian crisis" in a matter of days.

"Since I reached out to ask this community to step up and support the groups working to protect and reunite families that have been separated at the border, you've raised more than $1 million that will be split between the teams at the American Civil Liberties Union, the Asylum Seeker Advocacy Project, the Florence Immigrant and Refugee Rights Project, Human Rights First, Kids in Need of Defense, La Union del Pueblo Entero, the Refugee and Immigrant Center for Education and Legal Services, United We Dream Action, We Belong Together, and the Women's Refugee Commission," Clinton said in a June email.

An employee for Clinton's nonprofit told the Washington Free Beacon in January the group disbursed more than $1 million in grants to other "resistance" groups last year.

The Onward Together Committee did not return a request for comment on its political donations to candidates and PACs.

Published under: Hillary Clinton