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20th is Paul Foster & Alejandra De La Vega, donors to #RepCons
Paul is Chairman of the Board at Western Refining (Oil, that is; Black Gold) and has donated at least a million dollars to Freedom Partners Action Fund, a Koch Bros Super PAC.
19th on the Buying Democracy train is Jeffrey & Janine Yass of Susquehanna Int'l Group. Mr. Yass is an Options Trader, a Managing Director and also a board member of the libertarian Cato Institute. In 2015 he donated $2.3 million to the Rand Paul campaign. #RepCons
Kenneth Griffen of Citadel Securities holds 18th with over a million donated to #RepCons this year. Mr. Griffen, a Hedge Fund Manager, has an est. net worth of $8.7 billion. He serves on the Committee on Capital Markets Regulations & described himself as a 'Regan Republican'.
17th is Vulture Capitalist Paul Singer. Singer & his company Elliott is part of a collective said to be 'the top source of contributions' to the #NRSC and has also donated to the Koch Bros.
16th presents diplomat & businessman Hushang Ansary, age 92. A longtime #RepCons & close friend of Henry Kissinger and the Bush Family.
p.s. The donation totals on the donor graphics are only what has been contributed in 2018.
Info taken from @OpenSecretsDC Political Donors list.
Warren Stephens, an investment banker at Stephens Inc is in 15th place. Mr. Stephens happens to be a #RepCon who doesn't support Trump as he's made donations to Republicans Against Trump and to the Stop Trump Movement. Est net worth (2016) $2.4 billion
14th is James Simons of Renaissance Tech. & The Simons Foundation. Net worth est at $20 billion. Since 2006 he's personally donated $30.6 million to #DemLibs campaigns and his company has donated almost $60 million.
I just have to say these donors are the ones who put the word MOCK in deMOCKracy!!
And a S/O to my friend @BernieUpstateNY for letting me use her handle!! You're the BEST!!
At 13th we have the Agricultural Super Duo, Cary & Amy (Goldman) Fowler. Amy is the daughter of real estate tycoon Sol Goldman. The seedy couple's net worth is around $3 billion. These #DemLibs are friends of Obama's.
Coming in 12th is #DemLibs George Soros, Hungarian-American business magnate and political activist, whose personal net worth in Feb '18 was $8 billion AFTER donating $18 billion to his own philanthropic Open Society Foundation.
In 11th place is controversial real estate developer Geoff Palmer, net worth approx. $3 billion. This #RepCon has contributed millions to Romney, Trump, #RNC & the Nat'l Republican Congressional Committee.
We've made it halfway through the COUNTDOWN!! Stick Around! The top 10 will start posting after a quick break.
#eattherich #FollowTheMoney
The 10 spot holds the daughter of real estate mogul Melvin Simon (think Mall of America). Ms. Simon-Skjodt is on the board of the Samerian Foundation. Samerian has given $93.4 million in grants to organizations like the ASPCA & the American Red Cross. I bet #DemLibs just 💖 her!
No.9 is Bernard Marcus, co-founder of Home Depot, a lifelong #RepCons who staunchly opposes the Employee Free Choice Act (#EFCA ). Mr. Marcus' est net worth in 2015 was $3.5 billion. Marcus was once quoted denying the existence of white supremacy racism in the U.S.
8th in the countdown is Deborah Simon, daughter & benefactor of Melvin Simon (Mall of America, Simon Property Group) and sister to No.13 of our list. Ms. Simon gave $100 million (that's not a typo) to Mercersburg Academy, her alma mater.
That $100 million shot is hard to swallow...especially knowing there's a #DemLibs donation chaser! #eattherich #FollowTheMoney
7th is Steven "Hedge Fund King" Cohen, alleged insider trader, #RepCons and avid art collector worth $13 billion. Bought Picasso's Le Rève for $150 million. In 2015, he donated $2 million to the Chris Christie super PAC.
6th is The Mercer's & The Mercer Family Foundation, ran by Rebekah. Her father, Robert, is a Computer Scientist, businessman, Koch Bros ally, Brexit activist, competitive poker player, #RepCons and owner of one of the largest machine gun collections in the country.
We hit No.5 of the countdown with George "The Greek" Marcus, weighing in at an estimated $1.05 billion! This Marcus & Millichap real estate legend hangs out in #DemLibs corner of the ring as Chairman of Essex Property Trust.
4th place is Fred Eychaner of NewsWeb Corporation which specializes in newspapers, radio, TV & internet. In 2005, Fred's est. net worth was $500 million. In 2012, Fred gave over $14 million to #DemLibs superPACs. More recently, Fred gave over $25 million to the Clinton Foundation
Donald Sussman of Paloma Equity Partners, New China Capital Management LLC & #DemLibs comes in 3rd place even though he's the largest Clinton donor at $21,613,800. There's that pesky AIG bailout to Paloma Equity Partners for a measly $200 million.
2nd place goes to Thomas & Kate, #DemLibs head fundraisers. Over time, they've spent $29.6 million on CA Prop 39, gave the #DemLibs $87,057,853 in 2016 and ran a $10 million ad campaign against Trump. NextGen, an environmental nonprofit, is their baby.
1st place boos go to #RepCons Richard "Dick" & Elizabeth Uihlein, founders of Uline, a shipping & janitorial materials/warehouse equipment supplier. A business they started in their basement. Past donations have went to America's PAC, Cruz, Tea Party, Moore & Trump. 'Nuff said.
GRAND TOTALS - PER PARTY - 2018 - #DemLibs - #RepCons - #FollowTheMoney
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