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)
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.
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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