3 billionaires finance 91% of Rove's PAC money

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    New FEC filings show that American Crossroads, the Karl Rove-backed group that is pouring money into attack ads targeting Democrats around the country, continues to be funded virtually entirely by billionaires.

    In August, American Crossroads raised $2,639,052. Fully $2.4 million of that -- or 91 percent -- came in the form of gifts from just three billionaires.

    We've previously reported that the group is getting a staggering amount of support from billionaires, several of whom made their fortune in the energy industry and live in Texas. Last month Trevor Rees-Jones, president of Dallas-based Chief Oil and Gas, contributed another $1 million to American Crossroads, on top of the $1 million he gave earlier this year. Fellow billionaire Robert Rowling, CEO of the company TRT Holdings, also gave Crossroads his second $1 million donation in August.

    The only new name on the list is American Financial Group, a Cincinnati-based firm owned by nonagenerian Carl Linder. Forbes put Linder's net worth at $1.7 billion this year, a fortune built up through the growth of United Dairy Farmers. He previously owned Chiquita and currently owns a stake in the Cincinnati Reds. American Financial Group gave American Crossroads $400,000 last month.

    Billionaires give 91 percent of funds for Rove-tied group - War Room - Salon.com
     
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    That's no majority.

    That's a very concentrated and limited number of VERY powerful people supporting him.

    PRETENDING to be the voice and the will of the masses.

    Somehow I'm not surprised.

    Interesting.
     
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    I don't recall any of you leftwing turds whining when George Soros provided the bulk of funding for organiztions like CAP, MoveOn.org, MediaMatters and a host of others.

    No one is impressed with your selective ire.
     
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    What "majority" supports MoveOn.org?
     
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    Link?
     
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    Pure Pubcrappe from the Pub dupe....
     
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    Pub Dupes think Soros has all the money in the world and is a Nazi LOL! Wiki, Media Matters:
    Six years after the Alliance endorsed MMfA, financier George Soros - a founding and continuing member of the Alliance - announced in 2010 that he was donating $1 million to MMfA. Soros said: "Despite repeated assertions to the contrary by various Fox News commentators, I have not to date been a funder of Media Matters." Soros said concern over "recent evidence suggesting that the incendiary rhetoric of Fox News hosts may incite violence" had moved him to donate to MMfA, which thanked Soros for announcing his donation "quickly and transparently." [20]
     
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    wiki move on-

    According to an article in the Washington Post dated March 10, 2004:

    "The Democratic 527 organizations have drawn support from some wealthy liberals determined to defeat Bush. They include financier George Soros who gave $1.46 million to MoveOn.org Voter Fund (in the form of matching funds to recruit additional small donors); Peter B. Lewis, chief executive of the Progressive Corp., who gave $500,000 to MoveOn.org Voter Fund; and Linda Pritzker, of the Hyatt hotel family, and her Sustainable World Corp., who gave $4 million to the joint fundraising committee."[17]

    MoveOn.org ceased receiving any donations to its 527 after the 2004 election, and closed the 527 permanently in 2008. MoveOn's primary source of funding is its members. MoveOn.org raised nearly 60 million dollars in 2004 from its members, with an average donation of $50.


    Media Matters- Soros finally gave a million after YEARS of Fox Crappe...
     
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    booomp for education of the dupes...
     
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    /sarcasm on

    Clearly these three patriots are merely expressing their constitutionally protected right to free speech. Why do you all hate freedom so much?

    /sarcasm off
     

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