WASHINGTON (CNN) – Hillary Clinton supporter Harvey Weinstein threatened to cut off contributions to congressional Democrats unless House Speaker Nancy Pelosi embraced his plan to finance revotes in Florida and Michigan, three officials familiar with their conversation said.
Weinstein and Pelosi talked on the phone late last month, the sources said.
The three officials spoke on the condition of anonymity because they were not authorized to talk publicly about the conversation.
They said Weinstein, a top supporter of Clinton's presidential campaign, appeared determined to buy Clinton more time in her battle against Sen. Barack Obama by pushing for the revote. He was also pressing Pelosi to back off her previous comments that superdelegates should support the candidate who's leading in pledged delegates in early June, the sources said.
I use to work for Weinstein's company. He is one of the biggest bully's in the business. I have not doubt that he threatened Pelosi. What's the matter Harvey, your candidate cant not win on her own? The people now run the democratic party with almost 2 million donors. We don't need you or your tactics any longer. BYE BYE
"We have been strong supporters of the DCCC," the fundraisers wrote to Pelosi. "We therefore urge you to clarify your position on superdelegates and reflect in your comments a more open view to the optional independent actions of each of the delegates at the National Convention in August."
Go choke yourself Weinstein.
Good. Maybe some moderate Republican's might give the Democratic nominee a more serious second look.
Is he hired or called upon by Rush Limbaugh? Who would need this kind of donors, given millions of new Obam's donors?
It's his money.
I am sick n tired of this woman and her delusional supporters.
The most negative campaigning ina democratic primary. Thanks Hillary. We need no more republicans on this side.
I wish him luck Pelosi has made her hatred for Hillary Clinton quite apparent. Pelosi is the most do nothing speaker we have had in my lifetime and she's getting involved in electoral politics? I wish Senator Clinton would dump the Democrats and go Independent. The Democratic leadership has treated her shamefully. I'm jumping parties and voting straight ticket Republican if Obama is the nominee and urge all Clinton supporters to do the same. Give the leadership the thumbs down!
...and all of this would clearly happen....if Obama was in Hillary's position
Sad... and Very Hollywood. I guess we know now who runs this country... gas companies, banks and special interest groups... the win at all cost is going to cost hard-working Americans... Very sad.
I know BUYING elections is an old tradition, but W.T.H.!!!!
This is flat out black mail! "Do what I want or I won't pay you anymore". You don't own the DNC Weinstein! I expect this sort of crap from the GOP!
Hey Pelosi, you want to see "Disenfrancisement"! Go ahead with the revotes in Mich and Fla! Confirm for the rest of the country that the DNC's rules don't mean anything and that you CAN be bought!
If this happens, I'm done! England here I come.
That does it. Screw them. If this does not show the world just what type of people the Clinton and some of her supporters are capable of I don't know what does. Can't win the election? Just buy it! Just who is the elitist in this campaign? First she borrows her camaign money twice, but will ask her supporters to pay her back. Now they are trying to bully the campagn with money. If the DNC does not tell them where to go, I will become the first registerd Republican in my families history. I was for some sort of compromise, but not more. They broke the rules of which they signed. Let them eat the copies of those rules.
Super Delegates, you have to put an end to this now! To kkkkk with her feelings.
Unbelievable. Glad this is getting coverage in the MSM. This is exactly the sort of "buying of the gov't" and "old politics" which Senator Obama righteously wants to end.
:) That god for Harvey Weinstein. Wise man!
this is old news cnn. but i think he should follow through with his threaght.doesnt matter if obama wins , i will vote for mccain, which i am sur was the medias plan all along, because obama is the weaker canidate.
It has officially began..........
BTW in stores now:
How to steal a Democratic nomination by Billary Clinton
This is ridiculous!!!
GOOD JOB hARVEY,WIPE OUT OBAMA FROM THIS PRIMARY.
fat slob, who needs him. if nancy caves she should be put in the stocks and little children should throw pies at her.
Back off... please
he can keep his money are you serious you way or the higway then i ll go on the very higway
pelosi for vp
OMG now he wants to BUY Billary the votes..they are soooo ridiculous!!! WHAT DO YOU PEOPLE NOT UNDERSTAND???????THEY BROKE THE RULES!!no it's not the peoples fault..but it's their fearless leaders that broke the rules!! BLAME THEM!!!! and get over it!!! she's already LOST!!!! She didn't give a crap when she thought she was going to runaway with the nomination, now that she's crashing and burning OHHH LET THEM COUNT!!! PLEASE Hillary go the hell away!
Hey Harvey, go back to the movies, and leave the politics to those who know what's going on.
Finally! Someone with some sense.
COUNT OUR VOTES NOW, OR COUNT US OUT IN NOVEMBER!
FLORIDIANS ARE HOLDING FUNDS UNTIL WE ARE RECOGNIZE!
WELL I SAY GOOD RIDDENS.... HILIARY IS JUST LIKE A REPUBLICAN.... BUYING THE ELECTION.... WE DO NOT NEED ANYMORE HANGING CHADS... MICHIGAN AND FLORIDA SHOULD NOT COUNT THE STATES AND HILIARY BROKE THE RULES SO THEY SHOULD NOT BE ALLOWED IN THE PRIMARY, HE ONLY PERSONS TO BLAME ARE THEIR REPUBLICAN GOVERNORS AND OFFICIAL AND YES HILIIARY, IF SHE WOULD HAVE OBEYED THE RULES THIS MESS WOULD NOT HAVE HAPPENED.
PUT THE BLAME WHERE IT BELONGS... THE GOVERNORS, ELECTED OFFICIALS AND HILIARY CLINTON......
THE BEST SOLUTION IS TO SPLIT THE DELEGATES STRAIGHT DOWN THE MIDDLE, ANYTHING ELSE IS DUMB RATIONALE.
And this is what's wrong with the election process today..........
Wow, I didn't know the Dems put the Presidency up for sale. Well is guess we are all a bunch of capitalists anyway. They should sell it on Ebay and make it a fair sale.