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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

In CT, Most GOP Mega-Donors Steer Clear of Trump

By Ana Radelat

Washington – With the notable exception of Linda McMahon, Connecticut’s Republican mega-donors have largely steered clear of helping their party’s standard bearer – Donald J. Trump.

Instead, some of Connecticut’s richest Republicans gave to other candidates running in the GOP primaries and even to the anti-Trump Our Principles PAC, a fund established by a top campaign aide of former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney. These funds operate independently of a candidate’s campaign and are not subject to limits on donation amounts.

According to the Federal Elections Commission, Michael Vlock of Branford, director of Launch Capital, gave $1.5 million to the Conservative Solutions PAC that backed the failed candidacy of Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla.

Vlock also gave $2.7 million to the stop-Trump Our Principles PAC.

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