Posts tagged 2014
Posts tagged 2014
USA Today reports on the top 5 super PAC donors so far in 2014. Three of the 5 are on the Forbes list of billionaires. All three made their money on Wall Street.
James Simons, $3 million in donations. Net worth: $12,500,000,000
Paul Singer, $2.1 million in donations. Net worth: $1,500,000,000
Seth Klarman, $1.55 million in donations. Net worth: $1,300,000,000
The reelection campaign for the Minority Leader of the United States Senate, five-term Senator Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), actually sent a fundraising email today saying a few dollars would help save us from the “War on Christmas.”
“Twenty-six senators raced in and out of the Ronald Reagan Republican Center last week with varying enthusiasm for a most-often-dreaded, but necessary, activity: fundraising.
"Inside the National Republican Senatorial Committee’s marathon call day, even the GOP’s weakest fundraisers were on hand to dial for dollars to help the party gain the net six seats necessary to win the majority."
Photo: Senators dialed for dollars during a NRSC fundraising drive last week. (Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call)
Despite questions about donor fatigue and notable super PAC bets on losing candidates in 2012, independent group campaign spending is off to the fastest start ever in next year’s Senate races, according to campaign finance records. The onslaught of spending is forcing candidates like Pryor to start campaigning earlier than ever, pushing the election calendar farther back and propelling incumbents and their challengers to raise even more money to start their campaigns early.
2012’s biggest donor is gearing up for 2014:
"A political donation of $32,400 may seem like couch change for Sheldon Adelson, the casino executive with a $27.9 billion net worth who gave tens of millions of dollars to Republicans during the 2012 election.
"Yet $32,400 is the maximum annual amount an individual can donate to a national party committee like the National Republican Congressional Committee. House Republicans’ campaign arm surely was happy to bank that payment from Adelson and a matching amount from his wife, Miriam, on April 16."