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Major Contributors to Boehner for Speaker Committee Lindner, Anschutz, Paulson, News Corp. Execs …

Alex Constantine - November 5, 2013

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Boehner for Speaker Committee Stacks Up $5 Million in Third Quarter

October 15, 2013

A fundraising committee showed strong efforts by Speaker John A. Boehner, R-Ohio, when it reported raising more than $5 million in the third quarter of 2013. The Boehner for Speaker committee, a joint fundraising committee, reported it raised $5,126,453 during the third quarter and transferred the $4,408,808 in net proceeds to his campaign committee, Friends of John Boehner ($2,137,002), his leadership PAC The Freedom Project ($225,403), the Ohio Republican Party (136,534), and the National Republican Congressional Committee ($1,909,869).

The committee raised $559,390 from PACs and other committees, and $4,556,820 from individuals. Individuals giving $200 or less accounted for only $34,166. Of the itemized donors, $804,159 came from Ohio; $444,200 came from Illinois; $412,650 came from Pennsylvania; $324,600 came from Florida; $272,250 came from Texas; among others.

Major donors included Carl Lindner (executive, American Financial Corp., OH) $52,600; Edyth Lindner (homemaker, OH) $52,600; Keith Lindner (executive, American Financial Corp., OH) $52,600; S. Craig Lindner (co-CEO, American Financial Corp. OH) $52,600; James Evans (general counsel, American Financial, OH) $10,000; Joseph Consolino (executive, American Financial Group, OH) $2,500; and Vito Peraino (senior VP, American Financial Group. OH) $1,500.

Other donors were Henry Paulson (investment banker, Goldman Sachs, IL) $52,600; K. Murdoch (chairman and CEO, News Corporation, NY) $32,400; Charles Carey (CEO, News Corporation, CT) $32,400; Robert Hillis (president, Direct Supply, WI) $50,000; Miles White (CEO, Abbott Laboratories, IL) $32,400; Philip Anschutz (owner, Anschutz Corp., CO) $21,500; Michael Ward (chairman & CEO, CSX Corp.m FL) $16,000; Leslie Wexler (chairman & CEO, The Limited Corp., OH) $15,000; among others.

Update: A report filed by the Friends of John Boehner indicated that besides the transfer in from Boehner For Speaker, the Friends of John Boehner raised an additional $1 million in the third quarter, including $286,000 from PACs, $216,225 from individuals giving more than $200, and $504,699 from individuals giving $200 or less.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

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