$1.5M Spent On Clintons’ Travel To Help Democrats Lose 2014 Midterms
Politico is reporting this morning that travel expenses for Bill and Hillary Clinton during the 2014 midterms topped $1.5 million. Those expenses include private jet travel for the Clintons, as they refuse to fly commercial, along with their “security coterie and aides” according to Politico.
The tally includes a plane in Iowa the final weekend of the campaign for $44,360. 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 outgoing Louisiana Sen. Mary Landrieu’s campaign, a POLITICO review found.
More than 60 payments were made to a New York-based company called Executive Fliteways over the course of 2013 and 2014, a review of FEC records, campaign filings and state parties found.
Buzzfeed reported shortly after the midterms that the travel costs were already at almost $700,000 based on records available at that point. The vast bulk of that travel at the time represented planes for former President Bill Clinton.
But another $817,048 has appeared in filings since the election. Those records cover the period when Hillary Clinton was most active.