- Jan 21
The nations CEO’s are more in favor of Hillary Clinton as she received more donations from them until now in this year than any other GOP candidate, reveals a Big Crunch analysis of the last complete batch of individual Federal Election Commission records.
Usually the GOP is considered as a party of business, but it seems like the CEO’s are rendering more support to Clinton as the survey report highlights that over 760 individuals identified as “CEO” or “chief executive” have rendered funds to Clinton’s campaign followed by the other three leading presidential candidates – Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz and Marco Rubio.
Clinton’s campaign committee received an average donation of $2,300, which is slightly less than $2,700 maximum, from most of her CEO supporters. It’s noted that from small groups of CEO’s Republican candidates tend to receive much larger donations to their super PACs and Bush’s Right to Rise USA super PAC has received the biggest amount this year from these CEOs, which is almost $15 million.
According to the survey report, CEO’s showed very little interest in real-life CEOs Carly Fiorina and Donald Trump. While, Republican presidential candidates Ted Cruz and Mike Huckabee have got decent amounts from less than 150 CEOs, who donated large sums to their super PAC’s. Moreover, it’s quite evident now that more than 60 % of the CEO’s are supporting either Bush or Clinton.
The largest single donation came from Ronald Cameron, CEO of agribusiness giant Mountaire, who contributed $ 3million to support Huckabee. Second largest donation came from Natural gas billionaire Dan Wilks, who rendered $2.5 million donation to Cruz’ super PAC, moreover Wilks’ family members have jointly donated around $15 million to Cruz’ effort.
Clinton has received $ 1 million each from the CEO’s of the entertainment companies, Jeffery Katzenberg (CEO of Dream works Animation) and Haim Saban (CEO of Saban entertainment). Whereas, Bush has received $1 million each from the CEO’s of the energy companies named Richard Morgan (CEO of Kinder Morgan) and Trevor Rees Jones (CEO of Chief Oil and Gas LLC), respectively.
Additionally, it was reported by a CNBC survey in May that Clinton was the most preferred presidential candidate with 36% votes she received from the surveyed American millionaires, second position was grabbed by Bush with 20% votes. So, with this it‘s quite clear that Clinton is till now the millionaires choice, but the suspense continues until the upcoming presidential election which is going to be held on November 8, 2016, and it’s on this day when America will decide the right individual for the president’s seat.