facebook
twitter
rss
account
search
search
 

Clinton owes Penn's firm $2.5 million

April 8, 2008 at 7:17 PM   |   Comments

WASHINGTON, April 8 (UPI) -- Democratic U.S. presidential hopeful Hillary Clinton owes her former campaign strategist about $2.5 million, campaign finance papers show.

The Daily Mail reported Tuesday that the money is owed to the public relations firm of Mark Penn, who resigned from the New York senator's campaign amid a flap over meeting with the Colombian government to discuss advancing a trade deal Clinton opposes.

The money Penn is owed accounts for more than a quarter of the campaign's $8.7 million in outstanding debt, according to finance reports filed last month.

The Clinton campaign pays Penn through his business -- Penn, Schoen & Berland Associates. The campaign has paid the firm at least $10 million since the presidential race began last year, the newspaper reported.

"Certainly, the unpaid bills create a continuing relationship," said Massie Ritsch, spokesman for the Center for Responsive Politics, a campaign finance watchdog group.

"The amount of money that they have billed would not appear to be unusual for a consultant working on media polling and other aspects of a major presidential campaign," he added.

© 2008 United Press International, Inc. All Rights Reserved. Any reproduction, republication, redistribution and/or modification of any UPI content is expressly prohibited without UPI's prior written consent.
Most Popular
1
France holds up delivery of warships to Russia France holds up delivery of warships to Russia
2
North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas North Korea publicly executes 10 people for watching South Korean soap operas
3
Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats Father upset over Islam history lesson barred from school over threats
4
Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein nabbed Suspected Pennsylvania cop killer Eric Frein nabbed
5
Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi Actress Lucy DeCoutere becomes first public accuser of Jian Ghomeshi
Trending News
Around the Web
x
Feedback