Rich and powerful progressives are wasting no time flooding a pro-Hillary Clinton super PAC’s coffers with cash.
Billionaire Walmart heiress Alice Walton, billionaire philanthropist Jon Stryker, and billionaire progressive global financier George Soros were among the wealthy donors who helped raise over $4 million last year for the “Ready for Hillary” super PAC, newly released public filings reveal.
Walton, Stryker, and Soros were joined by 32 others in chipping in the maximum $25,000 super PAC donation, including Steve and Amber Mostyn’s law firm, Clinton 2008 bundler Bill Rudin, and former U.S. ambassador to Hungary under Clinton Eleni Tsakopoulos Kounalakis.
Additional notable contributors were Homeland producer Howard Gordon, the soon-to-be ex-wife of disgraced former New York Gov. Eliot Spitzer, Silda Wall, Salesforce.com CEO Marc Benioff, John Tyson of Tyson Foods, and former Clinton operatives Lynn Cutler, Lanny Davis, and Ann Lewis.
The super PAC has reportedly spent over $1 million on online advertising to build an army of volunteers and donors. At the end of 2013, Ready for Hillary had just under $750,000 in cash on hand.