Ouch: Clinton Failed Presidential Bid Cost $1.2 Billion

Matt Vespa
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Posted: Jan 09, 2017 1:15 PM
Ouch: Clinton Failed Presidential Bid Cost $1.2 Billion

It’s a record. Hillary Clinton’s failed presidential run cost $1.2 billion. Trump supporters should have a field day with this final bill, given that Clinton slammed the president-elect for losing a billion dollars during his business career.

"What kind of genius loses a billion dollars in a single year?" said the Democratic nominee in October. Well, I guess she can add her name to that list I guess (via NY Post):

Hillary Clinton and her supporters spent a record $1.2 billion for her losing presidential campaign — twice as much as the winner, Donald Trump, according to the latest records.

The president-elect, who confounded critics during the campaign by saying there was no need to raise or spend $1 billion or more, ended up making do with $600 million.

Clinton’s expensive machine tore through $131.8 million in just the final weeks, finishing with about $839,000 on hand as of Nov. 28.

Team Trump spent $94.5 million in the home stretch — from Oct. 20 to Nov. 28 — and had $7.6 million left.

The figures include all spending by the campaigns, PACs and party committees.

But it’s not all bad news for Clinton. She did make history by being the first woman to be nominated by a major party for president, though she was under FBI investigation at the time. And she became the fifth person in American history to win more popular votes, but lose the Electoral College. So, her name will be in the books, liberals. Take pride in that. For Republicans, they can take immense satisfaction that Hillary will never be president.