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20 May, 2015

Eychaner fundraises for Clinton

FundraisingPolitical Endorsement

Eychaner throws a fundraiser for Clinton in his Chicago home. He states:

Everybody working together needs to make Hillary the next president.

When asked if he would become a major donor to Priorities USA Action he responds:

I assume so. Nobody has approached me about a super-PAC yet. Don’t open up the floodgates, but nobody has called about the subject.

On the subject of the at least $25 million in contributions to the Clinton Foundation:

If you want to try to go to a sports analogy, that’s a career total for support starting in 2001, for the library and for HIV and for everything else along the way, for general operating support sometimes and for their endowment. So, it’s all reported. None of it is lacking in transparency.

About himself he says:

I’m not a billionaire and I’m not a mogul. I’m a retired media executive.

Caprara to lead Priorities USA


Caprara, the vice president of campaigns at Emily’s List, moves to Priorities USA as its executive director. That job was vacated this week by Buffy Wicks, a veteran of President Obama’s 2008 and 2012 campaigns. Guy Cecil, who managed Mrs. Clinton’s 2008 campaign after a shake-up in that race, is coming into Priorities as the co-chairman of the board and the chief executive officer. His functional role will be chief strategist running the operation. He says:

Buffy has been a strong leader and smart strategist for Priorities and I have no doubt she will continue to be a valuable ally and supporter of Hillary Clinton.
Anne Caprara has led some of the toughest campaigns and was critical to the success of so many Senate races across the country. I have complete confidence in her leadership. My focus is on building a big tent for all of our work.

Stephanie Schriock, the head of Emily’s List and a former Priorities board member says:

While we will absolutely miss having Anne here at Emily’s List every day, I couldn’t be prouder to see her step up and lead Priorities. She’s had huge success in early recruitment and built a strong foundation for Democratic women up and down the ballot in 2016 – and I know she’s going to be the same kind of force of nature in her next role.

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