Money Doesn’t Buy Friendship With Politicians. Just Ask Harvey Weinstein. - From The Observer

On Thursday night, The New York Times published a piece entitled “Democrats, Seeking to Disavow Weinstein, Plan to Give His Donations to Charity,” which explained that politicians like Pat Leahy, Elizabeth Warren, Richard Blumenthal and Martin Heinrich are now distancing themselves from movie mogul Harvey Weinstein, after multiple allegations of sexual harassment became public.

The fact that Weinstein’s recipients are diving for cover isn’t a surprise—of course they are and they should. What is a surprise is how many donors fundamentally misunderstand the nature of their relationship with politicians. (Read)

Bradley Tusk