Liberal Male Billionaire Is Sole Funding Source For ‘Republican Women’ PAC Supporting Democrats

Peter Hasson | Reporter

Liberal billionaire Reid Hoffman is the sole funding source for a political action committee (PAC) claiming to represent Republican women alienated by President Donald Trump, Federal Election Committee (FEC) filings show.

Hoffman, a major Democratic donor best known for co-founding LinkedIn, gave $400,000 to Republican Women for Progress PAC on Sept. 27, the group’s October quarterly filings show. The PAC has not reported any other donations.

The women’s group is using Hoffman’s money to boost female Democratic candidates in Kentucky, Michigan and New Jersey in November’s midterm elections. (RELATED: Liberal PAC Targets #MeToo-Accused Male Politicians — But Only Republicans)

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Reid Hoffman, former executive chairman of LinkedIn, arrives for the first day of the annual Allen & Company Sun Valley Conference, July 11, 2017 in Sun Valley, Idaho. Every July, some of the world’s most wealthy and powerful businesspeople from the media, finance, technology and political spheres converge at the Sun Valley Resort for the exclusive weeklong conference. (Photo by Drew Angerer/Getty Images)

Republican Women for Progress PAC spent $78,000 boosting Amy McGrath’s campaign for Kentucky’s sixth congressional seat, noted the Washington Free Beacon, which first reported on Friday that Hoffman was funding the GOP women’s group.

The women’s group spent $76,000 supporting New Jersey Democratic congressional candidate Mikie Sherrill, FEC files show.

The PAC took out a pair of $50,000 ad buys supporting two Democratic candidates running in Michigan, the Detroit Metro Times previously reported.

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Reid Hoffman, co-founder of LinkedIn, speaks before presenting the inaugural Disobedience Award, which he funded, during “Defiance!” at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge, Massachusetts, U.S., July 21, 2017. REUTERS/Brian Snyder

Hoffman’s other donations this cycle include giving $3 million to a PAC aligned with House Minority Leader Nancy Pelosi, $2 million to a PAC aligned with Senate Minority Leader Chuck Schumer and $1 million to a PAC ran by former Obama officials.

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