2 Jewish Billionaire Donors Withdraw Support From GOP Candidates

Seth Klarman
One of the largest donors to the Republican Party in New England is calling on voters to support Democratic candidates in the upcoming elections — and Seth Klarman put his money where his mouth is.
Klarman, a registered Independent who stresses that “I’m not a Democrat,” told New York Times columnist Bari Weiss on Saturday that he has donated $4.9 million this year to nearly 150 candidates, most running as Democrats. He said that by Election Day in November he will have spent $18 million to $20 million on Democratic candidates.
“We need to turn the House and Senate as a check on Donald Trump and his runaway presidency,” Klarman said.
Among the Democrats to whom he has donated in this election cycle: Massachusetts Rep. Joe Kennedy III; Texas Senate candidate Rep. Beto O’Rourke; and New York Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, a potential presidential candidate.
Klarman donated more than $2.9 million to Republicans in the 2016 election cycle, according to The Times.
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