“Obama Investment in Reclusive Donor Yields Big Donations”

Bloomberg: “The soft-spoken Eychaner, 68, is an out-lier in an era of high-profile political donors who become household names. He gave more money in 2012 than the Service Employees International Union or Goldman Sachs employees, yet few outside Democratic fundraising circles have ever heard the multimillionaire’s name. The $14 million Eychaner contributed was enough to rank him the top 10 among individuals and organizations from both political parties, according to the Washington-based Center for Responsive Politics. Among individuals, he was fifth, behind a quartet of Republican donors: casino magnate Sheldon Adelson, billionaire Harold Simmons, Texas builder Bob Perry and TD Ameritrade founder Joe Ricketts.”

Note that Eychaner’s contributions are about one tenth the size of Sheldon Adelson’s.


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