Hassan Fundraising Pitch Among Hacked Sony Emails

Apr 23, 2015

A fundraising pitch from Gov. Maggie Hassan's campaign to the chief executive officer of Sony Entertainment is among the documents released in last year's Sony hack that are now posted on Wikileaks.

The emails show Hassan's campaign asked Michael Lynton, the Sony executive, for a $7,000 campaign donation and a $10,000 donation to the state Democratic party in 2014. An assistant for Lynton responded that Lynton would donate the $7,000 to Hassan, but skip the party donation.

Hassan also sent a personal email to Lynton, who is an alumnus of Philips Exeter Academy, where Hassan's husband is the outgoing principal. She tells Lynton in the email about signing Medicaid expansion into law and her upcoming campaign.

Hassan's spokesman says the Hassans and Lynton have been longtime friends.