Top Wall Street Financiers Load Up Majority Leader Cantor
Posted at 4:31 p.m. on April 11, 2013
Thirteen Wall Street financiers and spouses contributed $122,500 to House Majority Leader Eric Cantor during the first quarter of 2013.
Cantor Young Guns Victory Fund, a joint fundraising committee, reported it received $10,000 from Kenneth Mehlman (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.); $10,000 from Lewis Eisenberg (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.); $15,000 from Marc Lipschultz (Kohlberg Kravis Roberts & Co.) and his spouse; $20,000 from Gunnar Overstrom (Maverick Capital) and his spouse; $10,000 from Jacob Doft (Highline Capital Management); $10,000 from David Moore (Moore Holdings); $10,000 from John Finley (Blackstone Group); $10,000 from Michael Karsch (Karsch Capital Management); $10,000 from Edward Sassower (Kirkland & Ellis); $10,000 from Lisa Wilks (Spiegel Associates); and $7,500 fromTiffany Moller (Parsol LLC).
Our guess is the key fundraiser was Ken Mehlman
, who was chairman of the RNC from 2005 to 2007 and managed George W. Bush’s 2004 re-election campaign. Joint fundraising committees can be very efficient since a donor has to write only one large check. The Cantor committee gave $81,133 of the proceeds to Cantor’s PAC and $63,350 to his campaign committee.