Re: sorry to bother...
Date: 2015-04-30 21:50
Subject: Re: sorry to bother...
OTR: No problems here
On Apr 30, 2015 3:00 PM, "Glenn Thrush" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
> No worries
> Because I have become a hack I will send u the whole section that pertains
> to u
> Please don't share or tell anyone I did this
> Tell me if I fucked up anything
> Insiders expressed confidence in Dennis Cheng, the campaign’s relatively
> unknown campaign finance director, whose selection was seen as a signal the
> campaign was avoiding another mistake of ’08: The empowering of celebrity
> donors who crowded out the younger, more aggressive bundlers who helped
> power Barack Obama’s money machine.
> Yet in recent days, as Clinton has assessed her daunting challenge, it’s
> become clear that the force behind the fundraising operation is campaign
> chairman John Podesta, who has been quietly cultivating big donors and
> coordinating fundraising strategy.
> Podesta, people close to the campaign, supports the Cheng-led strategy of
> creating an army of small- to medium-scale campaign bundlers – a “flat”
> fundraising structure that would give donors the sense of ownership in the
> campaign. Podesta jokingly refers to himself as the “Sultan of Flat,” but
> the older generation of Clinton fundraisers and donors interviewed over the
> past two weeks said they believed the new structure would eventually give
> way to a more conventional fundraising apparatus that would empower
> mega-donors on the coasts.
> Managing the friction between the old lions of Clinton fundraising – who
> have no use for the flat org chart -- and younger players Cheng hopes to
> recruit won’t be easy. Cheng recently angered several former Obama
> fundraisers by offering them their old regional finance jobs – even though
> they had gone onto to bigger, more lucrative careers in Washington over the
> years; They turned him down, according to a former Obama campaign official.
> Cheng has also been trying to reassure Obama bundlers and even former
> lower level Clinton Administration aides, who have now grown to have
> successful careers, that they won’t be left. "Their sense is that unless
> they raise zillions of dollars, they're never going to be noticed and
> certainly never going to infiltrate their already tight-knit inner circle,
> so why bother," one New York-based fundraiser said. "Everyone knows who
> Clinton's inner circle is, that they are going to raise a boat load of
> money with relatively little effort, and that there is little that can be
> done by a new person to make their mark
> Sent from my iPhone
> On Apr 30, 2015, at 3:06 PM, John Podesta <email@example.com> wrote:
> Sure. Sorry for the delay I was on a plane.
> On Apr 30, 2015 9:44 AM, "Glenn Thrush" <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
>> Can I send u a couple of grafs, OTR, to make sure I’m not fucking
>> anything up?
>> *Glenn Thrush*
>> Chief Political Correspondent, POLITICO
>> Senior Staff Writer, POLITICO Magazine
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>> From: John Podesta <email@example.com>
>> Date: Wednesday, April 29, 2015 at 6:34 PM
>> To: Glenn Thrush <firstname.lastname@example.org>
>> Subject: Re: sorry to bother...
>> OTR: not sure what you mean by the first issue. I'm the sultan of
>> flat. My whole pitch is all are welcome and grow the network.
>> On Apr 29, 2015 11:38 AM, "Glenn Thrush" <email@example.com> wrote:
>>> Hey sir— sorry to bother — OTR question
>>> Was working on a fundraising story (when Maggie and Matea’s stories
>>> Been talking to bundlers who told me that one of the reasons you need to
>>> get HRC out on the road was simply that the Hillfunders mid-level strategy
>>> was getting enough traction and you had to mine the old 08 crowd a little
>>> quicker than u thought…
>>> Also- to be a pain in the ass — I’ve heard that u were never entirely on
>>> board with the whole ‘flat’ idea in the first place.
>>> *Glenn Thrush*
>>> Chief Political Correspondent, POLITICO
>>> Senior Staff Writer, POLITICO Magazine
>>> Cell (call first): 202-731-4974
>>> Desk: 703-647-8543