Monday, September 12, 2016

Money Honey

Janet Napolitano is scheduled to be the star attraction at an upcoming fundraiser for Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton — the first time in anyone’s memory that a sitting University of California president has campaigned for a White House candidate.

The Sept. 20 event in Silicon Valley, hosted by a group called Entrepreneurs for Hillary, is being billed in an online invitation as a conversation with the “former secretary of homeland security and former governor of Arizona.” The invite makes no reference to Napolitano’s current job as the head of the taxpayer-funded UC system.

Tickets range from $500 to $10,000 a head, with proceeds going to the Clinton Victory Fund.

“She is not doing this in her capacity as UC president,” said UC spokeswoman Dianne Klein. “But it certainly should be no surprise that she is supporting Hillary. She has worked extensively with her and seen her up close — and certainly she (Clinton) is the right person to be the next president. “What would be surprising is if she supported Donald Trump,” Klein said.

Legal guidelines issued by UC’s office of general counsel say the university “may not endorse or contribute to candidates for elective office.” It also says UC officials “should use care to avoid confusion between private and public roles.”...

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