Abedin was paid USD 69,263.09 in the first quarter, according to the latest quarterly financial figures submitted by the Clinton Campaign to Federal Election Commission this week.

At this rate, her annual pay check is pegged at USD 2,77,052. Interestingly, John Podesta, the chairman of the Clinton campaign received only USD 3,586, while Robby Mook, the campaign manager, got USD 27,625; Jennifer Palmieri, the communications director, received USD 31,710 during the first quarter of the campaign. Married to former New York Congressman Anthony Weiner, Abedin is currently vice chair of the campaign -- Hillary for America.

According to Politico, "Abedin is overseeing the campaign operation and serving more often as an independent surrogate for her boss. She's even taking meetings in place of her boss."

"For all intents and purposes, she's number three on the campaign, after (campaign chairman John) Podesta and (campaign manager Robby) Mook," a Clinton campaign aide was quoted as saying.

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