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February 13, 2016

Gillibrand’s PAC Raises $1.3M and Gives $284K to Women Candidates


A freshman U.S. Senator’s PAC has raised over $1 million in six months, mostly from large donors, and given $284K to women candidates, including $10,000 to eighteen of them.

Off the Sidelines PAC, the leadership PAC of Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, D-N.Y., reported it had receipts of $1,329,759 and disbursements of $788,835 from July 1 through December 25, leaving $984,754 cash on hand. For 2013, through 12/25, the PAC had receipts of $2,223,012.

The PAC appeared to target large donors. The PAC received $1,156,675 from 996 itemized contributions, with an average contribution of over $1,100. Half of these donors came from New York and 22% came from California. Those giving $200 or less totaled $116,783.

Some major donors included $5,000 from the following: Gary Cohn (president and COO of Goldman Sachs, NY); James Dinan (founder and CEO, York Capital Management, NY); Blair Efron (founder, Centerview Partners, NY); Jeffrey Gates (president, Gates Capital Management, NY); William Hambrecht (founder, WR Hambrecht & Co, CA); Harold Ickes (consultant, The Ickes & Enright Group, DC); Ruth Porat (CFO, Morgan Stanley, NY); Cheryl Saban (writer, CA); Richard Sands (president, Constellation Brands, NY); Daniel Wegman (CEO, Wegmans, NY); Thomas Wilmot (chairman, Wilmorite Inc., NY); among others.

The PAC received $56,000 from PACs and other committees. Those giving $5,000 included AON PAC; Capital Group Companies PAC; Constellation Brands PAC; Corning Inc. Employees PAC; Gibson, Dunn & Crutcher LLP PAC; and the American Federation of Teachers COPE.

During this period, the PAC gave $284,000 to federal committees. This included contributions to thirty-four women candidates as well as $5,000 to Emily’s List, and $5,000 to the DSCC. The PAC gave eighteen women candidates $10,000 each. For 2013, through 12/25, the PAC has given out $351,000.

To search detailed money-in-politics databases, visit Political MoneyLine.

  • winston

    This woman is a traitor. She is sponsoring the ‘Iran Nuclear Weapon Free Act of 2013′ -which basically states: “…if the Government of Israel is compelled (*can we be more vague please) to take military action in legitimate self-defense against Iran’s nuclear weapon program, the United States Government should stand with Israel and provide, in accordance with the law of the United States and the constitutional responsibility of Congress to authorize the use of military force,
    diplomatic, military, and economic support to the Government of Israel in its defense of its territory, people, and existence…”
    In essence transferring the power for America to wage war, to a foreign militaristic nation. Much less, a theocratic one, with racist immigration and social policies. Her and the other 47 politicians (Schumer also from NY) have sold out their nation and our fighting men and women, for what amounts to a few dollars from AIPAC. Shame on them both. Read: “47 Senators Take AIPAC’s Word Over U.S. Intelligence Community.”

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