Bill, Hillary Used $1.5 Million in Midterm Travel Expenses to Stump for Failed Candidates

Cortney O'Brien
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Posted: Dec 19, 2014 11:15 AM
Bill, Hillary Used $1.5 Million in Midterm Travel Expenses to Stump for Failed Candidates

The average voter will be happy to know that the Clintons used over $1.5 million this midterm election to campaign for failed Democratic hopefuls. Democratic campaigns and political committees shelled out this exorbitant amount of money for the political duo to use private jets and the like to make speeches that, according to the polls on November 5, reached no further than their podiums.

Here’s just a taste of the waste:

The tally includes $44,360 the final weekend of the campaign for a plane in Iowa. That was when Bill Clinton did a fly-around for failed Democratic Senate hopeful Bruce Braley. There was also a $21,801 charge that weekend to Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s unsuccessful reelection campaign, a POLITICO review found.

For those who haven’t been keeping count, just know that the majority of the candidates Bill and Hillary stumped for lost – badly. In addition to Braley’s and Landrieu’s unsuccessful bids, other failed campaigns included Michelle Nunn in Georgia, Alison Lundergan Grimes in Kentucky, and Kay Hagan in North Carolina. Because of the Clintons’ terrible track record this year, Sen. Rand Paul (R-Ky.) even encouraged social media users to use the hashtag #HillaryLosers on Twitter.

I guess that Clinton charm has lost its power. 

The Clintons couldn't legally pay for their own travel, but they surely could have insisted on more reasonable travel plans and gotten rid of a few stops from their itinerary. Do they know the meaning of being frugal?

They may not be able to get candidates elected, but they proved they definitely know how to waste money!