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Hannity Uses Radio Show For Campaign Fundraising

Reported by Deborah - September 19, 2005

Hannity On The Radio

Jeanine Pirro visited Hannity's show today to discuss how wrong it is for Hillary Clinton not to announce that she is running in 2008 before the NY Senate Election. Pirro and Hannity had a nice little Clinton bashing chat which evolved into Hannity openly asking for campaign contributions for Pirro's campaign. 9/19/05

Hannity and Pirro were sure that Senator Clinton would ignore her Senate responsibilities while campaigning and both agreed that Bill Clinton was wrong not to admit that his wife was running when he was questioned this weekend. Then Hannity proclaimed that he wanted to contribute to Pirro's campaign asking her, "What's the maximum I can give?"

Then Hannity praising Pirro asked his audience to contribute to Pirro's campaign. Hannity made sure everyone heard her web address and asked Pirro to spell her name for the listeners. Pirro didn't join Hannity in soliciting contributions but she expressed thanks and spelled her name and repeated her web address for listeners.

comment: The brief scenario seemed planned and Hannity most likely made sure he was covered by asking "What's the maximum I can give?" It seems like he and Pirro were pretty close to breaking campaign or FCC regulations and there is no doubt that there are some serious ethical ramifications connected with this kind of behavior.

I wonder what would happen if someone on Air America did the same thing for Hillary Clinton? Hannity and Pirro would be foaming and fuming for sure.

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