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Despite the union donations, McAuliffe is currently considering nonunion construction bids for his political palace. In fact, while much of the heavy construction on the building will likely be undertaken by union workers, many of the smaller projects will be performed by nonunion work crews and contractors out of Virginia, a “right to work” state. “That’s how we’ll save some money,” says another DNC staffer.p> PARTY GUY br> While DNC staffers credit Terry McAuliffe for raising much of the money for the new facility, they also say a great deal of credit belongs to Bill Clinton . “He made the calls, made the visits, especially with guys like Saban, who love him,” says a DNC political staffer. “And Clinton loves working these guys over.” /p>
But, apparently, not without a price. A former aide to Clinton says the ex-prez would like to see some part of the new DNC headquarters named after him. “The William Jefferson Clinton Auditorium has a nice ring to it,” says the former staffer. “He’s raised hundreds of millions of dollars for the party, kept it afloat. He deserves to have his name somewhere on that building.”
A Clinton staffer working on the presidential library project in Little Rock, Arkansas, says that Clinton has enough influence with men like Saban that he could have steered some of that $7 million to the library fund. “But he didn’t. President Clinton will always think of the party first when it comes to things like this,” says the aide. “Even if it means his library loses out a bit, he’s willing to work hard for the party, not just himself.” Saban has already donated more than $1 million to the Clinton Library.
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