Anyway, it seems another fund-raising "bundler", William Danielczyk, founder of a Washington-area private-equity firm, reimbursed many of his family and employees for donations giving to the Clinton campaign. One woman, Pamala Layton, is on record having donated $4600, the maximum allowed.
But the 37-year-old Ms. Layton says she and her husband were reimbursed by her husband's boss for the donations. "It wasn't personal money. It was all corporate money," Mrs. Layton said outside her home here. "I don't even like Hillary. I'm a Republican."
Of course, Clinton's campaign is unaware and will return any money that wasn't given from any donor's own funds.
I find it very hard to believe that the Clinton campaign is oblivious to the practice of these fund-raising "bundlers". They are either naive or are encouraging it, both of which are not good attributes in a Presidential candidate.
Asked about the donations bundled by Mr. Danielczyk, Mrs. Clinton's campaign said yesterday it would return the $9,200 donated by Mr. and Mrs. Layton.
Howard Wolfson, a spokesman for Mrs. Clinton, said: "These allegations are troubling and we will again ask each of the individuals solicited by Mr. Danielczyk to affirm that their contributions were given with their own funds." Mr. Wolfson said the campaign will return any contributions that didn't come from the donor's own money.
Mr. Wolfson also said the campaign provides information to its donors that "clearly spell out that donations must be from personal funds."
We are 15 months away from the election and these pesky fund-raising scandals are starting to pop up.