Hillary Clinton’s campaign has not paid a variety of individuals and companies for services ranging from catering to mail service. And this does not include late rent payments for two offices the campaign used, a New York catering service, or the $292,000 owed to health care providers Aetna and CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield — which the campaign now says it paid last month. The Clinton campaign also left behind a mess at the two offices it rented in Iowa and New Hampshire. According to The London Times, the manager at the office in Iowa kept the deposit for clean-up and the manager in New Hampshire promised to donate the rent he finally did receive to Obama’s campaign. Terry Bennett, the manager in New Hampshire, said he did not receive the rent until he took the story he hadn’t been paid to the media.
Politico’s reports: “Cash-Strapped Clinton Fails to Pay Bills” and “Clinton Didn’t Pay Health Insurance Bills” have chronicled these debts:
1. Pollster Mark Penn: $2.5 million — not paid as of Apr. 1, 2008.
2. Direct mail company MSHC Partners: $807,000 — not paid as of Apr. 1, 2008.
3. Phone bank firm Spoken Hub: $771,000 — not paid as of Apr. 1, 2008.
4. Ad maker Mandy Grunwald: $467,000 — not paid as of Apr. 1, 2008.
5. Forty Two and Show Tyme, two Ohio event companies: more than $25,000 — not paid as of Apr. 1, 2008.
6. Qwest: $24,000 — not paid as of end of March 2008.
7. Hy-Vee stores for food: $15,000 — not paid as of end of March 2008.
8. Theatrical stage employees’ union in Ohio and Mass.,
for equipment: $7,700 — not paid as of end of March 2008.
9. Top Job Services, Inc., for cleaning from November 2007 to January 2008: $7,561.70 — not paid as of: Feb. 9, 2008.
10. New Hampshire’s Winnacunnet Cooperative School
District, for events: $4,400 — not paid as of end of March 2008.