Hillary Clinton hit up Wall Street for cash on her Wednesday swing through the Northeast despite months of attacks leveled at her by Bernie Sanders for her extensive ties to Wall Street.
Clinton spent Wednesday evening at the Englewood, New Jersey, home of hedge fund manager Orin Kramer, a longtime Democratic donor who raised more than $1 million in a single night for President Obama’s 2008 campaign, according to the New Jersey Record.
Kramer, who is CEO of hedge fund Boston Provident, was an early backer of Obama in 2008 but went to great lengths to maintain his relationship with the Clinton family.
The New York Observer reported shortly after Clinton ended her 2008 campaign that Kramer was “doing more than anyone in the country to erase Clinton’s debt,” an effort that was required to rally Clinton supporters behind Obama’s candidacy. He also hosted a major fundraising event for the Clinton Foundation in 2014, signaling that he was ready to get behind her presidential campaign.
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