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  • Paul Singer - Rubio Money Man

    Paul Singer - Money Man for Rubio. Opening his wallet based upon Rubio's debate performance.

    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Paul_S...businessman%29

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    Political activity

    Singer is an active participant in Republican Party politics. According to the New York Times, he supports "like-minded candidates who often share his distaste for what they view as governmental over-meddling in the financial industry." [55] Singer has attended seminars hosted by Charles Koch and David Koch and Freedom Partners.[56] Singer has contributed more than $1 million to the political efforts of the Koch brothers.[57] In 2014, Singer led a group of major Republican donors to form the American Opportunity Alliance. The group brings together wealthy Republican donors who share Singerís support for gay rights, immigration reform and Israel.[58] In 2015 he supported Marco Rubio for the 2016 US presidential election.[59]
    In 2004, Singer contributed $5,000 to Swift Vets and POWs for Truth, which opposed the candidacy of Democrat John Kerry for president.[60][61]
    Singer was a major contributor to George W. Bush's presidential campaigns.[62] On March 14, 2008 Singer hosted a Republican National Committee luncheon in his home for 70 guests that raised $1.4 million for Bush.[60][63][64] President George W. Bush appointed Singer to serve on the Honorary Delegation to accompany him to Jerusalem for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the State of Israel in May 2008.[65]
    In 2007, Singer was one of Rudolph Giulianiís most important fundraisers in Giulianiís bid for the Republican presidential nomination.[44] In 2007, Singer led a financial industry fund-raising effort for Giuliani, first as regional finance chair and later as senior policy adviser.[66][67] Singer lent Giuliani his private jet.[67][68] That same year, Singer at $175,000 was the sole contributor to a campaign to support a petition drive for a proposed California initiative to apportion the state's 55 electoral votes by congressional district. At least 19 of the state's 53 congressional districts were expected to vote for a GOP presidential candidate, enough to change the national results in a close election.[44][69]
    Singer was one of the largest donors of the 2010 midterm election cycle, contributing more than $4 million to support Republican candidates.[63]
    In 2011, Singer donated $1 million to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC (political action committee) created to support Mitt Romney, in the 2012 U.S. Presidential election.[70] In 2013, Singer also gave $100,000 to the Club for Growth, a 501(c)4 organization that supports tea party candidates.[71] He has also donated millions of dollars to organizations that advocate for a strong military and for supporting Israel.[72][73][74]
    On January 29, 2013, asked as panellist at a hedge fund conference to rate the performance of Ben Bernanke as Chair of the Federal Reserve, Singer gave Bernanke a grade of ďD.Ē Singer has described the United States Federal Reserve as "a group of inbred academics" who have "lost any semblance, any wispy remnant of humility."[21]:3[75]
    Singer is a member of the Committee on Capital Markets Regulation, a non-governmental, non-partisan research organization.[76] He is also Chairman of the Board of Trustees for the Manhattan Institute for Policy Research, a conservative think tank in New York City[77][78] and on the board of directors of the Republican Jewish Coalition, a Republican political lobbying group in the United States that promotes Jewish Republicans.[49]

  • #2
    Every candidate has a money man, and all of them have highly questionable histories. Politics is and always has been a very dirty business, and all of the participants are equally dirty.

    It's like the old saying: "Never ask to visit the kitchen in a Chinese restaurant."
    Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Mountain Man View Post
      Every candidate has a money man, and all of them have highly questionable histories. Politics is and always has been a very dirty business, and all of the participants are equally dirty.

      It's like the old saying: "Never ask to visit the kitchen in a Chinese restaurant."
      I agree with you.

      I found this interesting because there seems to be a movement among Republican big shots (of various types) towards Rubio, based upon the idea that Bush "doesn't have it".

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      • #4
        Originally posted by lakechampainer View Post
        I agree with you.

        I found this interesting because there seems to be a movement among Republican big shots (of various types) towards Rubio, based upon the idea that Bush "doesn't have it".
        He certainly doesn't have the numbers. When I've seen him speak, he has all the personality and charm of a turnip, although he can actually speak intelligently, unlike his brother.

        The Reps do need somebody, that's for sure.
        Quis Custodiet Ipsos Custodes? Who is watching the watchers?

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        • #5
          Wikipedia article on Rubio.

          https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Marco_Rubio

          First time I think I have looked at. Appears he converted from The Church of Latter Day Saints to Catholicism. (Edit - not really true - this was when he was a child - not his choice)

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