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January 21, 2016

In Race Defined by Income Gap, Hillary Clinton’s Wall Street Ties Incite Rivals

“Nine months after leaving the Obama administration, Hillary Clinton sat on a stage under the life-size model of a blue whale that hangs in the American Museum of Natural History.

“For a fee of $275,000, she had agreed to appear before the clients of GoldenTree Asset Management, the capstone of a lucrative speechmaking sprint through Wall Street that would earn her more than $2 million in less than seven months.”

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Dennis M. Kelleher, the president of Better Markets, a financial industry watchdog group, said Mr. Sanders appeared intent on opening a new front on the issue of financial regulation.

“He’s got a plan, and she put out a plan. Your eyes glaze over,” said Mr. Kelleher. With his attacks on Mrs. Clinton’s speaking fees, Mr. Kelleher said, Mr. Sanders was trying to “get out of the fight over whose plan is better.”

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Read the full New York Times article by Nicholas Confessore and Jason Horowitz here

 
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