‘Bundlers’ Rake In Cash, Harbor Ethics Gaps

Candidates’ biggest spenders launder money and break laws
By Jonas Oransky,  Newser Staff
Posted Sep 20, 2007 2:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – "Bundlers"—political fundraisers who solicit other donors to give—are a standard feature of the presidential race, and many remain favored by major campaigns despite unethical and even illegal conduct. The Post spotlights questionable rainmakers in the Norman Hsu scandal aftermath, including one Hillary donor who gave $160,000 and a country-club membership to a Bill appointee’s son.

The Edwards campaign made a strongly worded statement about political corruption this week—the same day a key Edwards bundler pled guilty to a conspiracy charge. Another donor was indicted for laundering $125,000 to the Dem hopeful. The Journal also uncovers a Hillary giver who claims her husband’s boss reimbursed them for donations made at the Clintons’ own home.