In an apparent defilement of celebration manners requiring Democratic National Committee officers to sojourn neutral in presidential primaries, a DNC’s financial authority has been lifting income for Hillary Clinton’s campaign.
Henry R. Muñoz III, a former fundraiser for President Barack Obama who became DNC financial authority in 2013, is assisting classify a Wednesday fundraising eventuality for Clinton in San Antonio, Texas, according to longtime Democratic user Gilberto Ocañas and Bexar County Democratic Party Chairman Manuel Medina.
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“I know he’s finished a few calls to lift money,” Medina pronounced of Muñoz on Tuesday. “He’s positively holding it on himself to make tomorrow’s fundraiser a success.” Muñoz was also benefaction during a Clinton debate kickoff breakfast in San Antonio final month during that internal supporters met a campaign’s inhabitant domestic director, Amanda Renteria, and other staff, according to Ocañas.
DNC rules, designed to safeguard all possibilities get a satisfactory shake in presidential primaries, state: “The Chairperson shall be obliged for ensuring that a inhabitant officers and staff of a Democratic National Committee say forthrightness and even-handedness during a Democratic Party Presidential nominating process.”
DNC Chairwoman Debbie Wasserman Schultz, a inhabitant co-chair and stubborn broker for Clinton’s 2008 presidential bid, has prolonged been noticed as on a outs with a Obama White House and closer to Clinton. A mouthpiece for a DNC declined to comment.
Muñoz’s activities could minister to a notice that a inhabitant celebration is already rushing forward to foster Clinton as a hopeful and stirred quick blowback from a heading confidant to Vermont Sen. Bernie Sanders, one of Clinton’s rivals for a nomination.
“All parties should follow their possess rules,” pronounced Sanders confidant Tad Devine. “It’s really critical in a primary routine that a DNC not take sides before a electorate have finished their decision.”
Muñoz, who owns a San Antonio-based design firm, was a vital bundler for Obama’s reelection campaign, operative with Mexican-American donors in Texas. He also co-founded a Latino Victory Project — that helps to elect Latinos to open bureau and advocates on issues like immigration remodel that are of special seductiveness to American Latinos — with singer Eva Longoria.
“For good over a decade, Henry has finished all that he can to safeguard that all Democrats, adult and down a a ticket, are positioned for success, and would do a same for any other candidate,” wrote Muñoz’s personal spokesman, Jon Reinish, in a statement. “However, he has not donated to any debate personally, finished any publicity or co-hosted any eventuality as a primary routine plays out.”
Muñoz’s efforts on interest of Clinton come as San Antonio’s Latino village carves out a distinguished place in her domestic universe.
Rep. Joaquín Castro has also been lifting income for a Clinton debate in San Antonio, according to Ocañas, himself a Clinton donor. He pronounced Castro, Muñoz and Bill Clinton’s former Housing and Urban Development secretary Henry Cisneros have all been “working hard” on Clinton’s behalf.
Cisneros and Muñoz have vocally upheld a caring of Castro’s brother, stream HUD secretary and former San Antonio mayor Julian Castro, as a claimant for a clamp presidency in 2016.
“Certainly Julian Castro deserves to be on a brief list for clamp boss of a United States,” Muñoz told BuzzFeed final month. Also final month, in an talk with Univision, Cisneros claimed that people on Hillary Clinton’s debate had told him that Castro was during a tip of their list of intensity clamp presidential possibilities and that “they don’t have a second option, since he is a higher claimant deliberation his record, personality, appearance and Latin heritage.”
In April, a Clinton debate named another Latino from San Antonio, profession Jose Villareal, as a treasurer.
Clinton’s fundraiser will take place during 3:30 internal time during San Antonio’s Club Giraud. Co-hosts, who contingency lift $27,000, and eventuality hosts, who contingency lift $50,000, benefit entrance to a private accepting with Clinton.
“We wish it was a open event,” pronounced Medina, “but we know she’s got a fundraising deadline genuine soon.”