Clinton Spends $95,000 at Hy-Vee

And there wasn’t even a snowstorm in the forecast. From the New York Post:

“AUSTIN, Texas – Hillary Rodham Clinton‘s free-spending campaign blew a whopping $95,000 at a low-end supermarket-deli chain last month in Iowa – a telling sign of why she can no longer cut the mustard financially against Barack Obama in critical states.

“Clinton’s latest campaign filings reveal how a sprawling, top-heavy campaign organization splurged on posh hotels and pricey consultants but still struggles to define its message against Obama, a charismatic opponent whom Clinton’s camp now calls the front-runner.

“The $95,000 charge came at the Hy-Vee store in West Des Moines, a grocery and deli chain that is a fixture in the state, on Jan. 1, just two days before Obama stunned Clinton by beating her in the Iowa caucuses.

“The campaign didn’t confirm what the charges were for, but it bragged just a few days before the new year about a plan to provide deli sandwich platters at caucus sites across the state in order to get Clinton’s supporters to come early.”

Low-end? What about all the helpful smiles in every aisle?

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4 responses to “Clinton Spends $95,000 at Hy-Vee

  1. MV

    Clueless out-of-town reporter. ‘Round here, Hy-Vee’s the upscale store. I mean they have sushi and little organic markets. How much more posh can you get?

  2. KW

    Dorman: I respect your right to remark positively or negatively about any political candidate…they have put themselves on display through the campaign process and invite public opinion; however, when you make disparaging remarks about a business that you clearly know nothing about, I think it is shameful.

    Hy-Vee Foods happens to be the largest employer in the State of Iowa, and it runs a quality operation in regard to service and product. There is nothing “low-end” about it. I assure you the Clinton staff and her supporters from Iowa enjoyed “good eats” if they came from Hy-Vee.

    Stick to commenting on what you know instead of attacking a Midwest business in such an offensive manner. You could have gotten your political “dig” in without making it personal for those of us who work for and/or support Hy-Vee with our patronage.

    Words are very powerful. Please consider yours more carefully in the future.

  3. tdorman

    I didn’t call Hy-Vee “low-end,” the New York Post did. It’s an excerpt from a Post story and I provided a link up top. I thought that was clear.

    I have nothing against Hy-Vee or its employees.

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