With the 2014 midterm election campaign in full swing, it’s time to take a quick look at the fundraising sources. The “go to” website for this data, OpenSecrets, has some very interesting data about this years fundraising.
The much-demonized Koch Industries, founded by liberal boogeyman brothers of GOP repute, doesn’t even crack the top twenty, coming in at #34 with just over $2.7 million in contributions in 2014. Coming in at the top of so-called “red donors” is hedge fund goliath Elliott Management, which came in at eighth overall on the list with just over $7 million donated. Only two other donors to conservative causes cracked the top twenty on this list, shipping supply giant Uline Industries and another hedge fund, Renaissance Technologies, came in at #17 and #18, respectively.