Despite her comments suggesting she and her husband were “dead broke,” Hillary Rodham Clinton has had a good year for her personal finances, running a battery of six-figure speeches and scoring a $14 million advance for her memoirs.
But she’s apparently not making enough to cover her lavish charter flights to help out her fellow Democrats.
Politico reported that Kentucky Senate hopeful Alison Lundergan Grimes’ campaign shelled out more than $17,000 to bring Mrs. Clinton to a campaign rally last month.
The Grimes campaign cut a check for $17,192 to Executive Fliteways, a charter service previously used by the Clintons, on Oct. 14, and Mrs. Clinton appeared the next day. Representatives from neither party confirmed the purpose of the transaction.
The website noted that campaigns often cover travel expenses for surrogates as well as the Clintons’ post-presidential security detail. Mrs. Clinton has also traveled to 45 campaign events over the past two months.
Those are important points, but flying on private planes with other peoples’ money probably won’t mesh too well with her newly adopted populist streak.