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Gop Donors

Notorious GOP Megadonor Quietly Backed Liberal Causes

The Center for Public Integrity | Dave Levinthal | Posted 02.12.2014 | Politics

Republican megadonor Harold Simmons last year declared President Barack Obama the "most dangerous American alive." And ahead of the 2012 election, ...

Heavyweight GOP Donor Dies At 82

AP | Posted 01.25.2014 | Politics

DALLAS (AP) — Dallas billionaire and heavyweight GOP political donor Harold Simmons, who has given tens of millions of dollars to Republican candida...

McConnell Enlists Defense Contractors To Beat Back GOP Primary Foes

The Wall Street Journal | Posted 12.16.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON—Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell recently delivered a direct pitch to one of America's top defense contractors: Get off the sidelin...

GOP Backers Threaten Rebellion Over Shutdown

Salon | ELIAS ISQUITH | Posted 10.07.2013 | Politics

The ongoing government shutdown may be the the product of months of planning by the conservative grass-roots, but not everyone in the GOP is happy wit...

GOP Backers Distance Selves From Republican-Led Shutdown

The Daily Beast | David Freedlander | Posted 10.03.2013 | Politics

It’s not just Democrats who are angry at the Tea Party-led shutdown. Republican donors are furious their party has managed to ‘grab defeat from th...

Paul Blumenthal

Major GOP Donors Take A Stand On Syria Strike

HuffingtonPost.com | Paul Blumenthal | Posted 09.04.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- President Barack Obama's push for a congressional resolution authorizing the use of force against Syria could give Republicans positioni...

Republican Donors' Billion Dollar Bust

Politico | Posted 11.07.2012 | Politics

Big outside money fundamentally changed American politics in 2012 – just not the way the Republicans who planned a $1-billion blitz to defeat Presid...

Dave Jamieson

Citizen Cane: Retired Democrats Face Harassment In A Billionaire's Republican Kingdom

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 11.06.2012 | Politics

THE VILLAGES, Fla. -- When Francis and Frances Durr returned home from a trip to Disney World with their grandchildren in mid-October, they found a pi...

Inside Karl Rove's Billionaire Fundraiser

www.businessweek.com | Posted 10.31.2012 | Politics

On the final morning of the Republican National Convention, Karl Rove took the stage at the Tampa Club to provide an exclusive breakfast briefing to a...

Big GOP Donors Slow To Jump Into 2012 Race

The New York Times | JIM RUTENBERG and JEFF ZELENY | Posted 07.08.2011 | Politics

The vaunted Republican network of high-dollar donors and fund-raisers, for so long a fear factor for Democrats, has been slow to commit itself to the ...

Big Donors Staying Away From GOP Candidates

Washington Post | Chris Cillizza, Matthew Mos | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics

More than a third of the top fundraisers who helped elect George W. Bush president remain on the sidelines in 2008, contributing to a gaping financial...