Few political donors are as influential, yet little known, as Liz and Dick Uihlein.
The Midwestern couple has joined the upper pantheon of Republican donors alongside names like Koch, Mercer and Adelson. They have spent roughly $26 million on… Continue reading
Part of my role here in temporarily manning the helm of the ELB is to think What Would Rick Do? And so I can’t let this piece on plutocratic candidates
of Plutocrats United
by Travis Ridout came out last December, but I did not see it until now.
I’m please to announce that Plutocrats United
received honorable mention for the 2017 Scribes Book Award
. Scribes is the American Society of Legal Writers.
Sheldon G. Adelson
, the casino magnate and stalwart Republican donor, gave $5 million to support the festivities surrounding President Trump’s inauguration.
The gift was the largest single contribution ever given to an inauguration, but far from the only… Continue reading
The conservative Koch network is promising to spend millions of dollars to defeat the health care overhaul
backed by President Donald Trump and top House Republicans.
The network’s leading organizations, Americans for Prosperity and Freedom Partners, announced late Wednesday… Continue reading
on how the plutocrats are united:
Trump boasted that as president he wouldn’t be beholden to donors because he was wealthy himself and poured $66 million
from his own fortune into his campaign, which didn’t get much support from… Continue reading
The 17 people who US president-elect Donald Trump has selected for his cabinet or for posts with cabinet rank have well over $9.5 billion in combined wealth
, with several positions
still unfilled. This collection of wealth is greater… Continue reading
from transition team that Rebekah Mercer is joining.
Now’s the time to go back and study Matea Gold’s must-read
profile of Mercer.
This time of the election season is the best to see the Plutocrats in full bloom.
Mercer exemplifies a new breed of activist donors that has risen since the Supreme Court kicked off a flood of big money into elections in 2010. As one of the most influential figures in Trump’s orbit, she… Continue reading