Cheapskate Clinton Campaign Won’t Pay for Hotel Rooms for Volunteers

Posted by on Jun 06, 2015 at 9:06 am
epa04459892 Former US Secretary of State and Senator from New York  Hillary Clinton attends a campaign rally for  New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and running mate Kathy Hochul  in New York, New York, USA, 23 October 2014. The US will be holding midterm election on 04 November 2014.  EPA/ANDREW GOMBERT

Grandma’s counting every nickel, so if you’re stupid enough to volunteer for her and need a place to crash you’re on your own.

Next time, Hillary Rodham Clinton might want to try locating her campaign headquarters in Newark.

The Clinton campaign is issuing an urgent plea for spare couches so volunteers in its Downtown Brooklyn campaign offices can get some shut-eye without having to shell out for a hotel.

“Got a spare room (or couch!) that another supporter could sleep on for a few days?” the Clinton campaign Web site asks. “Sign up today and an organizer will be in touch.”The cheapest room at the nearby Brooklyn Marriott was going for $329 Friday night.

Crashing with supporters is fairly common campaign practice — and one Clinton’s camp is glad to promote as it sheds its 2008 image as a money gusher.

But it still clashes with reports of Clinton’s $30 million income from paid speeches and predictions of record campaign spending on TV ads and consultants.

They’re got money to track down Marco Rubio’s traffic infractions, but none to house their volunteers. Sure have their priorities straight.

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