SDDP August Financial Report notes Hillary Victory Fund and allies dump over 615K into State Democrat Party.

After months of bleeding cash, has the Clinton campaign come in to bail out the State Democrat party? Or are they parking the cash for a transfer to another state? Because the September 20th FEC Report shows a tremendous amount of cash being dumped into Democrat coffers from Hillary Clinton, out-of-state Indian tribes, Labor Unions, and Democrat affiliated mega-donors.

But, don’t take my word for it. Read it for yourself.

SDDP August Fec

In one of the larger monthly FEC Reports that Democrats have filed for a while, this report is remarkable as it notes a tremendous 637,214.28 in receipts, after beginning the month with 48,900.34 cash on hand, After spending around 30K of their new cash kitty, Democrats are left with over $650,000 in their federal account.

Where did all this loot come from? If you page down to page 2, 615,296.50 of these finds are said to have come from “Affiliated/Other Party Committees,” leaving a question as to whether these finds all belong to the South Dakota Democrat Party, or if the money is a component of a larger shell game of transferring cash from one entity to a state political party or other group in order to “launder” or otherwise clean the source of a donation for the cash for purposes of transferring to an entity where such a direct donation might be disallowed.

Who donated? The lions share of the funds – $600,000 of it comes directly from the Hillary Victory Fund

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That’s a lot of cash from a presidential campaign to dump into a little state like South Dakota. There’s also funds being put into the party from out-of-state Indian tribes:

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Pro-redistricting ballot committee SDRTThing2Do is kicking money into Democrat coffers, $4000 worth.


Chicago Democrat and Billionaire Mega-Donor Fred Eychaner, who gave so much money directly to federal candidates that he violated the legal maximum for 2012, gave 10k to South Dakota Democrats. Avie Glazer, who’s family owns the Tampa Bay Buccaneers of the NFL, and who control the English football club Manchester United, also donated 10k to South Dakota Democrats.

Philip R. Munger, a wealthy New Yorker and self-employed policy analyst who has contributed tens of thousands of dollars to mostly Democratic U.S. political campaigns kicked in 10k to the SDDP. As did Matthew Pritzker, one of several heirs of the Pritzker family’s Hyatt Hotel fortune.

And while South Dakota Democrats are always quick to take a shot at Walmart….

…they weren’t so proud that they wouldn’t accept a 10k donation from Sam R. Walton. Yes, THAT Walton family.


Or from Alice Walton, either:


I’m quite sure they scolded them and said “Bad Wal-Mart! You bad, evil Wal-Mart owners” when they took their thousands of dollars.

To the $10,000 club, you can also add Cantey McAdam Ergen (Founder of Dish), Cary Fowler (Global Crop Diversity Trust), Shashikant Gupta (Apex CoVantage, who does a lot of work with electric, gas, and water utilities), Mel Heifetz (The #`1 political donor in Pennsylvania), George Marcus (California mega-real estate broker), Sheryl Sandburg of Facebook, and the list goes on, and on, and on.

All of these donors found their cash flowing into the South Dakota Democrat Party through their federal account in this latest FEC filing.

Hardly compares to Republican-hating KSFY weatherman Phil Schreck‘s $80 tithe for the month to Democrats.


On another note, I did find another big wheel on the list who swims in the mega-donor circles who was also on the list.

As he’s pushing Amendment V to help Democrats hide the fact that they’re Democrats on the ballot, and after pulling in hundreds of thousand from out-of-state sources himself, Slick Rick Weiland wasn’t too big to take a moment to share his wealth with the South Dakota Democrat Party who’s banner he carried last election.


Try not to spend all of Rick’s $25 all in one place. Ok?

8 Replies to “SDDP August Financial Report notes Hillary Victory Fund and allies dump over 615K into State Democrat Party.”

  1. Springer

    So they are giving SD money when they have zero chance of winning the House or Senate races? I don’t think they are that dumb. There’s got to be another reason. Maybe we should watch to see when the washing machine has run through its cycles and then see where the money goes. And this from the party that claims there is too much money in politics!

  2. Anonymous

    I think it’s rich for you Pat to criticize the Democratic Party for taking out-of-state money while over 75% of Thune’s money in his coffers comes from out-of-state. I’m glad they’re donating to the SDDP – we need a strong two-party system in this state!

    1. enquirer

      show us that itemized 75 percent list, it’s easy to just toss that out there and run with no supporting documentation.

      1. enquirer

        regarding a strong two party system in s.d., it would be vastly better for democrats to figure out how to be an effective party for over half the state’s voters, instead of being mindless shills for the national agenda and hiding in their too-liberal covens to whine and stew. even harry reid wanted you all to ignore the national agenda and do like early herseth-sandlin, i.e. pretend to be a young republican at home, and an old democrat in d.c. so you could GET ELECTED.

  3. Anne Beal

    I love how the Democrats are always complains about Walmart, when the Walton family has always been tight with the Clintons, has been giving them campaign funds for decades, and Hillary served on the Walmart board of directors 1986-1992

  4. Anonymous

    I think the key word is “dump” as in throwing it away (if it stays in SoDak to try to help the likes of Paula Hawks, Corey Hamburglar, and Jay Jay Williams. Talk about peeing money down your leg!