Hillary Clinton's Money Man
Chris Korge has raised millions for the Clintons. His past raises questions.
Published: January 24, 2008
- Photo by Steve Satterwhite
Coral Gables attorney and businessman Chris Korge built a multimillion-dollar fortune as a lobbyist while raising millions for the Clintons and other Democrats.
Last March 31, Miami native Christopher Korge hosted more than 160 guests at his sprawling $2.6-million, seven-bedroom lakeside mansion in Pinecrest. They had paid $4,600 each to hear Korge's neighbor, music mogul Timbaland, MC the event. By the end of the evening, the lawyer-turned-real-estate-developer had raked in at least $736,000 for the presidential campaign of another of that night's guests: Hillary Clinton, the favorite in this Tuesday's primary election in Florida.
Raising bundles of cash for pols is nothing new for Korge, who parlayed a local lobbying practice into lucrative business ventures at Miami International Airport during the late Nineties. He garnered enough for Bill Clinton's presidential campaigns to earn an overnight stay in the White House's Lincoln Bedroom. And in the last two presidential elections, he bundled more than $7 million for Al Gore and John Kerry, according to the New York Times. [More…]