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Hillary, Boeing cozy up

As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks on commercial development at the Boeing Maintenance Facility at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, May 23, 2010.
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As Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton speaks on commercial development at the Boeing Maintenance Facility at Pudong International Airport in Shanghai, May 23, 2010.

It seems that potential presidential candidate Hillary Clinton and aerospace giant Boeing have a cozy relationship that may have implications if she decides to run in 2016, according to a story by Rosalind S. Helderman in The Washington Post.

Helderman cites examples of how the relationship has been mutually beneficial, particularly her pressing Russian officials to do a deal to buy aircraft from Boeing.

"In 2010, two months after Boeing won its $3.7 billion Russia deal, the company announced a $900,000 contribution to the William J. Clinton Foundation intended to rebuild schools in earthquake-ravaged Haiti," Helderman writes. "The foundation, which Hillary Clinton now helps lead with her husband and daughter, has become a popular charity for major corporations.

"The company's ties came into play again this month when its in-house lobbyist, former Bill Clinton aide Tim Keating, co-hosted a fundraiser for Ready for Hillary, the super PAC backing her potential presidential run."

The Post article shines the light on a relationship that will clearly get more attention as 2016 fast approaches.

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