Steve Jobs Widow Donates Fortune To Hillary 2016
April 11, 2014 6:48am PST
The widow of Apple founder Steve Jobs was among an elite group of people who gave a massive donation to the super PAC dedicated to getting Hillary Clinton elected in 2016.
According to Business Insider, an official within the organization Ready For Hillary who’s familiar with the donations the group receives said that Laurene Powell Jobs donated $25,000 to the group, which is the highest recorded donation in 2014. She is one of only 10 people who have given that amount to the group.
So far Ready For Hillary has raised $1.7 million in the first quarter of 2014. The donations have been largely from smaller donors who gave $100 or less.
According to the Insider, over 9,500 of the donations were symbolic in nature and were $20.16, representing the next year for the presidential election.
Among the group of people who have donated $25,000 was the wife of the former governor of New Jersey, Sharon Elghanayan Corzine; the founder of Quark and LGBT activist, Tim Gill; Fabian Nunez, who used to be the speaker for the California Assembly; Glen Fukushima, who’s a senior fellow at the Center for American Progress; and philanthropists John and Marcia Goldman.
Since its launch in April of 2013, the group has raised $5.75 million for Hillary, should she decide to run. They claim to have gotten donations from all 50 states, as well as Washington D.C. and Puerto Rico from over 80,000 contributions and 55,000 individual donors.
Separately, the Republican National Committee has said that their donations in March alone totaled $10.2 million and they have more than $12 million in the banks for the upcoming midterms. In the first quarter alone they have raised $25.2 million and have nearly $106 million they’ve collected since 2012, and it’s all debt free.
On the other side of the fence, the Democratic National Committee hasn’t released their fundraising totals just yet, however at the end of February they were $15.2 million in debt.
Clinton hasn’t actually said whether or not she’s going to make a run for the presidency, although many have speculated that her health may be an issue after she fainted in 2012 from what her aides said was a stomach bug. However with the Ready For Hillary super PAC hitting the fundraising hard and laying the groundwork for a campaign, it’s more than likely the former First Lady and Secretary of State will try to go down in history as the first female president.
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