Having launched a group designed to back Democratic politicians who would lead the resistance to President Donald Trump, Hillary Clinton’s support for those candidates has largely dried up. Over the first 18 months of the 2020 election cycle, her political outfit paid more in donation processing fees than it doled out in political contributions, campaign finance records show.
The Onward Together Committee, which Clinton founded in the months after her 2016 election defeat, donated just $21,700 to six political candidates and political committees in 2019 and the first half of 2020, according to a Federal Election Commission filing this week. By that point in the 2018 election cycle, the Onward Together Committee had made $130,000 in political contributions, even as it brought in about $30,000 less during the equivalent period.
The group’s numbers could swell as election day approaches. On Thursday, Clinton hosted a digital fundraiser with former South Bend mayor and Democratic presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg, with proceeds benefiting their respective PACs. But so far this cycle, Clinton’s PAC is lagging far behind its financial support for Democratic candidates during the 2018 midterms.