Not Another Bush and Clinton? Many Companies Don’t Feel That Way

The Clintons and Bushes earned millions from speaking, often to the same companies.

By Michael C. Bender and Andrew Feather

Who says bipartisanship is dead? 

More than two dozen companies, trade associations and other groups ignored the political gridlock and opened their wallets in recent years to bring in both a Bush and a Clinton for paid speaking gigs. At least two—the World Affairs Council and the National Multifamily Housing Council—have heard from both former Presidents George W. Bush and Bill Clinton, and each of their relatives running for the White House this year.

The crossover appeal of the two presidential candidates has come to light as Republican Jeb Bush and Democrat Hillary Clinton have released financial information. Here's a look at the parallel speaking tours for two of America's most famous families.

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