Slate that funded Pr. Geo's candidate Rushern Baker releases donor list
The list of donors who funded County 1 Now -- the slate that gave $206,000 to Prince George's County executive candidate Rushern L. Baker III's campaign in January -- has been released.
The donors, who have been a source of controversy because their identities were unknown, were listed Wednesday morning on the slate's newly launched Web site, called "The Pledge For Prince George's County." Maryland Politics is just beginning to analyze the list, but one thing is clear: It is short.
Just four contributions make up the $206,000 the campaign received, the largest being a $200,000 loan from a Silver Spring company called Renter's Finance Corp. An additional $3,000 was given to the slate by a political action committee shortly after the last campaign finance report was released Jan. 20.
At his campaign kickoff today, Baker confirmed that Renter's Finance Corp. was affiliated with David Hillman, an apartment complex mogul in the region. Hillman became a foe of Prince George's Executive Jack B. Johnson (D) in 2005, when Johnson named some of his properties on a list of what he said were dangerous buildings that he promised to crack down on.
A complete list of the donors is here.
This post has been updated since it was first published.
March 17, 2010; 7:18 AM ET
Categories: 2010 Elections , Jonathan Mummolo , Prince George's County
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