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No Elephants Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed May-16-12 03:39 PM
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DNC fundraising (from DNC"s wiki)
Edited on Wed May-16-12 04:17 PM by No Elephants
In the 20012005 election cycle, the DNC and its affiliated committees (which includes numerous local committees and committees formed to coordinate expenditures for specific districts or races) raised a total of US $162,062,084, 42% of which was hard money. The largest contributor, with US $9,280,000 was the Saban Capital Group, founded in 2001 by Haim Saban, who also founded Fox Family group. Fred Eychaner, the owner of Newsweb Corporation,* gave the second highest amount of money to the DNC and its affiliates, US $7,390,000. The third largest contributor was Steve Bing of Shangri-La Entertainment, who gave US $6,700,000.<5>

In 2006, the DNC raised a total of US $61,141,823, all of it hard money. Most contributions came from small donors, giving less than $250, who accounted for over 80% of total dollars raised in the first half of 2006. The three largest individual contributors were law firm Hill Wallack ($100,000), development firm Jonathan Rose & Co. ($100,000), and investment firm Bain Capital ($53,400).<6>

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In 2002, the Federal Election Commission fined the Democratic National Committee $115,000 for its part in fundraising violations in 1996.<8>


http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Democratic_National_Commit...


*http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Newsweb_Corporation
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/MyNetworkTV

Fox affiliates and Bain Capital, among the largest contributors to the DNC.

Disney was right. It IS a small world after all.

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