Paul Singer, Schwarzman Among Top Donors to GOP Senate Super-PAC

A super-PAC created to defend the Republican Senate majority in the 2016 elections raised $4.92 million through June 30, more than 70 percent of it from four people, according to its FEC filing.

  • Senate Leadership Fund received $1 million each from Elliott Management Corp. CEO Paul Singer, Houston Texans CEO Robert McNair, Home Depot co-founder Bernard Marcus
  • Stephen Schwarzman, chairman of Blackstone Group, gave $500,000
  • Florida-based NextEra Energy donated $250,000; Bluff Point Asociates Corp. CEO Thomas E. McInerney $100,000
  • Super-PAC ended June with $4.86 million in bank
  • NOTE: Republicans hold 54-46 Senate majority; are defending party in 24 of 34 Senate elections scheduled for next year

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