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October 30, 2015

Clinton Foundation Says Donations Are Up for 2015

The Clinton Foundation announced Thursday that it raised more money in the first nine months of this year than during the same period in 2014, writes The Washington Post. Pushing back against suggestions that it has been hurt by scrutiny associated with Hillary Clinton's White House run, the former first family's charity said donations were up in terms of both dollars and number of contributors and that its signature Clinton Global Initiative gathering drew more sponsors this year.

The foundation released the fundraising data as its publicly posted donor list was expanded to include gifts made from July 1 to September 30. It is not legally required to identify contributors but has done so since 2008. The organization increased the frequency of such disclosures from annually to quarterly earlier this year to boost transparency after Ms. Clinton launched her White House bid, amid controversy over its fundraising from foreign governments.