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.
Hillary voted for:
The patrot act (twice)
Irans army to be called a terrorist organization
If that is not a Republican I don't know what is.
he must have lost his mind
Of all the nerve!!!!
So tell me what's the difference in George Bush stealing an election and you buying an election. If this happens the Dems just may as well fold up because their entire existence is done.
Look at that photo of this guy ... Is that Lex Luther ? One of Clinton's Mafia friends for sure ...
Keep you money, buddy, and take a hike !
Good for him...it is about time someone used some of their clout!! Obama has had all the media clout for over a year.
Get them where it hurts...money!!
also she voted for the Bush tax cuts.
This is despicable. I hope Nancy doesn't give in to pressure from the Clinton campaign and they're underhanded tactics.
Great! Now she has her wealthy bully supporters making threats to the Democrats if they don't support her in trying to "bamboozle" this election.
Now it seems a bit peculiar that Pelosi is backing down on her once direct statment of the superdelagates voting with the popular vote.
I guess there one thing that speaks louder than the voters. The sound of the Wealthy financial backers of our "elected" officials threatening to cut them off.
This stinks! This is why we need Obama...our goverment can not continue to be bullied and manipulated by the likes of this type of power hungry people.
More blackmail from the Clinton supporters. Didn't they try this a few months ago? He's not being quite so veiled this time though...
If you cant beat them threaten them, right Hillary.
That's right Hillary. Show America how much integrity you have by using your ultra-rich elitist friends to strongarm and threaten elected officials. Let's turn America into the Soviet Union. How could someone not respect you? (sarcasm...lots of it. Boy, she's pathetic...)
Sorry investor, I guess...
Given that Obama has raised a) more money, from b) more sources that any Democrat in history....so what. Just another Clintonite clinging to the throne.
Way to go, if you cannot get people to vote for you, just buy the nomination....
Are we supposed to want these people running our country? (bullying or buying their way without regard to what is right for America)
More Clintonian underhandedness
Isn't that extortion? Why isn't this guy going to jail?
Big Whippee Who Ha!! Barack Obama can give some of his money we pledged to him.. Harvey, SHUT UP AND GO AWAY!!! and please mind your own business...here we go again..a Clinton supporter now changing the rules..ain't that a laugh.talk about buying an election!!!!
Ummmm.. I thought bribery and threats were illigal in America.?
I think perhaps I will boycot this man's movies....
it's funny how clinton supporters claim that it's obama's fault for this whole michigan and florida thing. he played by the rules and removed his name from the ballot in mi, and did not campaign in both states. hillary broke party rules and left her name on the ballot. it's easy to win when you're the only one on the ballot, and people voted for you because your husband was a president. you can't bully your own party to change the rules and i think pelosi was right for not taking your crap. if you stayed off the ballot in michigan and didn't threaten the DNC in the first place, there would have been a revote. it's too late in the game to let these states count when it would waste valuable time in the GE. split the delegates 50/50 and call it a day.
Yes I've seen this before, what did they call it?
Oh yes, EXTORTION!!!
Throw Pelosi, Ted Kennedy, Kerry, Richardson, Dean, Oprah and CNN to the hogs. They are all nothing but pig slop!!!
nice. And they say Obama is an elitist. Clinton's backers are trying to bully her into presidency. That shows the character of Clinton's supporters. Figures.
and who is he to overturn the popular voters of this great nation except a elitist with deep pockets who has economic interes in making sure Clinton wins..why..could it mean more money in his pocket surely not in the best interest of the nation.
I think Pelosi has changed her tone. I think she realizes that Obama cannot win the General Election with all the Combined information that links him to an extreme radical left.
Democrats like me will not vote for him based on that alone...Additionally, he has no credentials...Go Figure!!!
Democrats voting for Obama are going to be the Demise of the Party if they don't wake up