Top McAuliffe Donors Slept in Lincoln Bedroom
Seven people who have given Democratic gubernatorial candidate Terry McAuliffe at least $5,000 have slept in the Lincoln Bedroom during the Clinton administration, according to campaign reports released last night.
Mark Weiner, former Rhode Island Democratic state chairman and superdelegate ($40,000).
Carl Lindner, chairman of the board and founder of American Financial Group and former owner of the Cincinnati Reds ($15,000).
Alan M. Leventhal, chairman and chief executive officer of Beacon Capital Partners, an international real estate investment company ($15,000).
John Catsimatidis, owner of Gristedes Foods and the Red Apple Group and its subsidiary United Refining Company, which has holdings in aviation and real estate ($5,000).
Alan Patricof, co-founder of Apax Partners, Inc., one of the world's leading private equity firms and a finance chairman for Hillary Clinton's presidential campaign ($5,000).
Stanley Shuman, managing director at investment banking firm Allen & Company ($5,000).
Steven Green, vice president and chief accounting officer at Pitney Bowes, an intelligence and marketing company ($5,000).
McAuliffe received contributions from some of the nation's top Democratic donors who were close to the Clintons. At least two of them also contributed to U.S. Sen. Mark R. Warner (D).
"These are major Democratic donors who have given to Democratic candidates across the country, including Barack Obama,'' said Elisabeth Smith, McAuliffe's spokeswoman. "It's no surprise that they would get involved in the Virginia gubernatorial campaign."
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