Fifteen Minnesota “Bundlers” Help Raise $113 Million for Hillary Clinton

Minnesota "Hillblazers": Bundlers that have raised over $100K for Hillary Clinton

Photo: Jeff Wilfahrt

Hillblazers” are listed on Democrat Presidential Candidate Hillary Clinton’s website as

“Our National Finance Committee members—Hillblazers—are individuals who have contributed and/or raised $100,000 or more for Hillary for America, the Hillary Victory Fund, and/or the Hillary Action Fund since the launch of this historic campaign on April 12, 2015.”

Another name for these individuals is  “bundler”: The Center for Public Integrity defines a bundler as, “Someone who collects checks from friends or associates and gives them to the campaign. They are often rewarded for their efforts with prized positions in the administration of the candidate they support. That is, if the candidate wins.”

Fifteen Minnesota bundlers are on the “Hillblazers” list, joining 1,100 other Clinton bundlers in raising more than $113 million for Clinton’s campaign.

The Minnesota Hillblazers include: 

Ellen Goldberg Luger and Andrew Luger StarTribune.com
Ellen Goldberg Luger and Andrew Luger
StarTribune.com

Ellen Goldberg Luger (who is the wife of US Attorney Andy Luger), Lou Frillman, Bob and Rebecca Pohlad, Joan Growe, Mary Lawrence, Ken Martin, Aedie McEvoy, John MorganVance Opperman, Dean Phillips, Bill and Michelle Pohlad, Jim and Donna Pohlad, Lauren Beechum, Laura Bishop, and Eric Dayton.   

The Pohlad brothers: From left to right: Bill Pohlad, Robert Pohlad, MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Jim Pohlad (Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)
The Pohlad brothers: From left to right: Bill Pohlad, Robert Pohlad, MLB commissioner Bud Selig and Jim Pohlad (Credit: Brace Hemmelgarn/Minnesota Twins/Getty Images)

These Minnesotan Clinton supporters are part of an American elite group that includes: Actor Ben Affleck, former Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester, former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida, filmmaker George Lucas, Yahoo! CEO Marissa Mayer, TV producer Seth MacFarlane, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, fashion designer Vera Wang and attorney James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China (The Center for Public Integrity report).

Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embraces actor Ben Affleck at the Clinton Global Initiative's Citizen Awards Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He has also donated to her 2016 campaign. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle
Former Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton embraces actor Ben Affleck at the Clinton Global Initiative’s Citizen Awards Dinner, Wednesday, Sept. 25, 2013. He has also donated to her 2016 campaign. AP Photo/Craig Ruttle

The list of Minnesotans is a who’s who of philanthropists, business leaders and DFL operatives.  

Alpha News revealed  that one of the Minnesota Hillblazers (Lou Frillman) was included in the WikiLeaks recent email data dump.  

Research for that article uncovered relationships between the Hillblazers and other Minnesota democrats and the resulting “rewards” provided to those most loyal to the Obama and/or Clinton campaigns.
Check back  for upcoming articles outlining the discoveries made through this research.