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Conservative Group Slams Hillary Clinton over Timbaland Fund Raiser

timbo.jpgAs previously reported on, 2008 presidential candidate, Hillary Rodham Clinton, held a fund-raiser with rapper/producer Timbaland in Miami on March 31. The event raised over $800,000 and was a big success for the New York Senator. But not everyone was so pleased with the outcome. According to, a socially conservative group, The Family Research Council, is demanding Clinton give back the $800,000. The group is furious over Timbaland’s role in the fund-raiser, claiming the rapper uses profane and misogynistic lyrics in his music. The Family Research Council sent out emails stating Clinton’s “hypocrisy” for aligning with Timbaland, while, two weeks later, leading a charge against Don Imus, calling his characterization of the Rutgers University woman’s basketball team as “small-minded bigotry and coarse sexism.” The email sent out called for people to complain to Clinton’s campaign volunteer coordinator, Ron Schneider, and demand that Clinton give back the money Timbaland helped raise. According to, Schneider’s email box was then bombarded with complaints, prompting him to place a call to Tom McClusky, Family Research Council’s vice president of government affairs. “He made it clear what he thinks of a group like ours and he asked me at one point, ‘whether any of your constituents would support Clinton anyway,’ McClusky told “Every other word was the F-bomb. We were complaining about the profanity-laden lyrics of Timbaland only to get a response of more profanity. If this is the caliber of people she’s hiring, I think our people would be reluctant to vote for Sen. Clinton.” A Clinton spokesperson, Phil Singer, did issue a statement, saying Schneider’s phone call “isn’t consistent with the kind of tone we set on this campaign.”

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