One Democrat megadonor has backed Nikki Haley’s effort to provide Republicans with an alternative to Donald Trump, just one week after JP Morgan CEO Jamie Dimon pushed even leftist Democrats to do the same.
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The billionaire LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman gave $250,000 to a super PAC that is backing the former UN ambassador’s bid to be the GOP nominee in 2024.The New York Times verified that Dmitri Mehlhorn, Mr. Hoffman’s political advisor, was involved in the gift.
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Up to the middle of 2023, its two largest donors were Tim Draper, a venture capitalist, and WhatsApp co-founder Jan Koum, who each contributed $5 million and $1.25 million.According to Mr. Mehlhorn, the outlet was asked precisely if the pro-Haley super PAC SFA Fund Inc. would accept donations from a Democrat who actively supports President Joe Biden, and they responded in the affirmative.
SFA Fund Inc. has invested about $33 million in advertising and other costs, making it one of the major players in the Republican primary of 2024.Mr. Hoffman previously contributed to the funding of E Jean Carroll’s rape and defamation case against the former president. Mr. Trump was held accountable for harassing Ms. Carroll and abusing her sexually.
Earlier this year, he also organized a fundraiser for Mr. Biden in California; in 2022, he contributed $3.35 million to the Republican Accountability Project; and in 2022, he gave to vocal Trump opponent Liz Cheney.Additionally, Mr. Mehlhorn and the campaign of former governor Chris Christie have discussed supporting Mr. Hoffman, although no money has been sent directly.
Tell It Like It Is, a political action committee that backs the former governor of New Jersey, received a $500,000 gift from the nonprofit organization Defending Democracy, which has strong links to Mr. Hoffman.
Mr. Trump responded sharply to Mr. Dimon’s remark urging Democratic support for Ms. Haley. “Highly overrated globalist Jamie Dimon, the CEO of JPMORGAN, is quietly pushing another non-MAGA person, Nikki Haley, for President,” the author said on Truth Social. Although I’ve never been a huge admirer of Jamie Dimon, I was forced to put up with him when he begged to stay in the White House.It’s a good thing that I don’t have to live with him anymore, I suppose.
Similar words appear in a fundraising email sent out on Monday: “I’m calling on our grass roots donors like YOU to fight back, while globalist special interest donors from both.The money will probably be used by Ms. Haley for TV advertisements as she tries to overtake Florida Governor Ron DeSantis.
And that’s how the Republican Party ought to view it: this is a narrative about inclusion rather than about attracting and alienating people.In recent weeks, Ms. Haley’s poll ratings have increased due to a run of impressive debate performances and the narrowing of the Republican primary field. In most surveys, she and Mr. DeSantis are tied, but they both lag far behind Mr. Trump.”