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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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.