Eliza Newlin Carney

Eliza Newlin Carney is a weekly columnist at The American Prospect. Her email is ecarney@prospect.org.


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Why Clinton's Fundraising Prowess Cuts Both Ways

AP Photo/Cheryl Senter
AP Photo/Cheryl Senter Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Clinton at the NHDP annual Jefferson Jackson dinner in Manchester, New Hampshire, Sunday, November 29, 2015. For Democrats, Hillary Clinton’s talent for collecting super-sized campaign checks is reason both to celebrate and agonize. On the one hand, Clinton’s high-dollar fundraising for the Democratic National Committee and 32 state party committees helps blunt Republicans’ substantial big-money advantage. Republicans have exploited new political party fundraising loopholes much more aggressively than Democrats, and Clinton’s September joint fundraising agreement with Democratic Party committees helps even the scales. But Clinton’s Midas touch with big donors also poses substantial dangers, both to her campaign and to Democrats in 2016. As six-figure checks roll in to the Hillary Victory Fund—a so-called joint fundraising committee that will divvy up receipts among Clinton’s...