06/17/2008 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Rupert Murdoch Donates $28K To Republican Campaign Committee

News Corp chief Rupert Murdoch may be backing Barack Obama, but he's still opening his wallet up for the Republican Party.

With some speculation that Rupert Murdoch had begun to sour on the GOP, the News Corp. CEO recently gave the maximum to the committee charged with electing Republicans to the Senate this year.

Murdoch has contributed $28,500 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee--the most an individual can contribute in a year, according to FEC records.

Murdoch recently has shown an eagerness to support Democrat Hillary Clinton, hosting a fund-raising breakfast for her New York Senate re-election campaign in 2006, and last year donating the maximum $2,300 to her presidential run.

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