HillRaisers land Obama appointments

By Laurie Bennett

September 27, 2012 at 9:35am

With Hillary Rodham Clinton soon to step down as secretary of state and Bill Clinton stepping up as the biggest supporter of President Obama’s re-election, can we expect to see a rush of White House appointments of longtime FOBs?

Possibly, particularly as the Clinton money network starts pouring cash into the Obama campaign.

Last week, Obama nominated Cheryl Saban to be U.S. representative to the United Nations General Assembly.

Saban is the wife of Haim Saban of the Power Rangers fortune. Both were bundlers for Hillary Clinton in 2008. Haim Saban recently gave $333,333 to Priorities USA Action, the major super PAC supporting Obama. He’s also a big contributor to the William J. Clinton Foundation. (See yesterday’s post on foreign support for the Clinton Foundation.)

This isn’t a new trend. We count at least 16 people with full- or part-time positions in the Obama administration who raised money for Clinton in the last presidential race.

Fred Hochberg
Fred Hochberg

Some former HillRaisers hold advisory posts. Several work at State: Elizabeth Frawley Bagley was named special representative for global partnerships. Lorraine Hariton is special representative for commercial & business affairs. Thomas R. Nides is a deputy secretary. Ann Stock is an assistant secretary.

Gary G. Gensler, chairman of the U.S. Commodity Futures Trading Commission, was a Clinton bundler. So was Fred P. Hochberg, chairman & president of the Export-Import Bank of the US.

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