Democrats talk a big game when it comes to money in politics.
Well, unless it’s their own campaign or for a fellow Democrat.
In that case, they’re more than willing to take a fat check from Hollywood and business elites.
Just this week, it was reported that James Murdoch, son of Rupert Murdoch, and his wife donated $1.23 million to the Biden campaign!
Rupert Murdoch founded Fox News and his family has benefited from his enormous wealth.
Unfortunately, it looks like they choose to throw their money at liberal Democrats like Biden!
CNBC has more details on the recent donations to the Biden campaign:
Joe Biden and his joint fundraising committees combined to raise close to $100 million in the second quarter on the backs of many new donors from the business community who have come off the sidelines to help him try to defeat President Donald Trump.
Biden’s committees, the Biden Victory Fund and Biden Action Fund, are also raising money for the Democratic National Committee and state parties, making the massive haul even more significant for their efforts to take down Trump and Republicans as a whole come November.
Biden Victory, according to the latest Federal Election Commission filings, raised close to $86 million, while Biden Action brought in around $11 million in the second quarter. The two committees combined have more than $90 million on hand going into the third quarter.
Biden and the DNC outraised Trump and the Republican National Committee in the second quarter, with the Democrats raking in $282 million and the GOP pulling in $266 million. Trump’s two joint committees combined to raise close to $150 million, with much of it coming from small donors to the Trump Make America Great Again Committee.
James Murdoch, son of conservative media mogul Rupert Murdoch and former CEO of 21st Century Fox, gave $615,000 to Biden Victory in late June, which is close to the most a donor can give to the joint committee. Jeff Lawson, CEO of cloud platform Twilio, gave just more than $620,000. Meg Whitman, CEO of media company Quibi, contributed $500,000. Bob Iger, executive chairman of Disney, gave $250,000, as did legendary movie director Steven Spielberg. Dustin Moskovitz, who co-founded Facebook with Mark Zuckerberg, gave one of his biggest checks of the cycle to Biden Victory in late June, worth more than $620,000.
Take a look at the news on Twitter over the Murdoch’s campaign contributions:
Frankly, it shouldn't come as a shock that James Murdoch would be helping the Dems.
The Murdoch children are famous for not sharing their father's more conservative principles.
Breitbart reported last year that James Murdoch had nothing but praise for former presidential candidate Pete Buttigieg:
James Murdoch, the son of billionaire and Fox Corporation founder Rupert Murdoch, lavished praised on South Bend, Indiana, Mayor Pete Buttigieg Wednesday, declaring the presidential candidate has the “courage” to solve some of America’s most pressing issues.
Speaking at Vanity Fair’s New Establishment summit, Murdoch touched on a variety of issues, including the race for the White House race and the Fox News Channel. Of the Democrat presidential primary, Murdoch lauded Buttigieg, stating that the 37-year-old has the “composure, character, thoughtfulness, courage to handle some of the hardest challenges that we have.”
“My wife and I have been very enthusiastic about his leadership,” he added. “The generation that has been making decisions for a while now really hasn’t delivered.”
In April, Federal Election Commission reports showed that Murdoch gave $2,800 to Buttigieg’s campaign, the largest amount possible to a primary candidate. Murdoch, previously CEO of 21st Century Fox, is known as a political centrist compared to his more conservative brother, Lachlan Murdoch. Since leaving the Fox empire in March, Murdoch launched the investment group Lupa Systems.