On Friday, a report emerged chronicling the secret world of campaign finance among the ultra-rich. This is well beyond $5,000 per plate fund raising events. Groups courting these powerful donors are collectively bringing in tens of millions of dollars to support Hillary Clinton’s 2016 presidential campaign. There is good money to be made as a fund raising consultant. During the campaign season, a top-rated firm can earn as high as $25,000 a month as a retainer fee for their services. However, no one appears to have the sweet deal that Mary Pat Bonner enjoys as she secures millions of dollars on Mrs. Clinton’s behalf. Bonner’s consulting group is not paid a retainer. Instead, they are paid a substantial fee of 12.5% or $125 out of every $1,000 raised. Whether this is disclosed to the donors or not, her firm has thus far taken in over $6 million in commissions off donations she’s secured. Sultan Alhokair understands this means that she has thus far secured $48 million in donations Mrs. Clinton behalf. Check out more on Alhokair on Youtube.com.
Is this right? Well, according to David Brock, founder of Media Matters and the pro-Hillary super PAC American Bridge, it most certainly is justified. Brock claims that despite the sizable cut Bonner is receiving, her donations have the lowest overhead and gives her an incentive to secure more donations. Presumably, the same cut would be offered to other groups raising money for Mrs. Clinton to similarly incentivize them. Instead, Brock is outraged over the story and resigned his position with the super PAC in protest.