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October 1, 2014

Wall Street Contributors Provide Aid to Rubio

Sen. Marco Rubio, R-Fla., who voted against federal disaster relief funds for the New York area after Superstorm Sandy, collected more than $60,000 in contributions from Wall Street financial executives and New York City area donors during the first quarter of 2013.

Rubio’s report for his joint fundraising committee showed itemized contributors from New York gave $24,860; Connecticut $25,250; and New Jersey $11,725.

Here are some of the major donors who provided most of the itemized New York City area funds:

Earle I. Mack (former senior partner, real estate investment firm The Mack Company, NJ) gave $6,000.
Stephen Schwarzman (chairman and CEO, The Blackstone Group, NY) gave $5,000.
Bob Diamond (former CEO, Barclays, NY) gave $2,500.
Patrick J. Durkin (managing director, Barclays Capital, NY) gave $2,500.
Steven Friedman (chairman, Stone Point Capital, NY) gave $2,500.
Robert E. Spring (managing director, Gracie Square Capital, NY) gave $2,500.
Charles Royce (investor, Royce Funds, CT) and spouse Deborah gave $2,000.
Michael Langman (managing director, Rhone Group, NY) gave $1,000.
Donald Miller (Axiom International Investors Asset Management, CT) gave $1,000.

Also contributing were Robert C. Wright (former president and CEO of NBC Universal and former V.P. of General Electric Company, CT) and his spouse, Suzanne, gave a combined total of $20,000.

  • Suzan Smith

    To just say Rubio, or any other senator, voted against federal disaster relief funds for the New York area after Superstorm Sandy is a misleading statement. The bill was way too long in coming and was loaded with pork spending for areas NOT affected by the storm. Maybe he voted NO on the pork!! I am so disappointed that our politicians feel the need to lie and misrepresent the facts in order to sway the People; we appreciate the facts!

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