Realtors, Goldman Sachs, Comcast Move Money to Cantor

Posted April 14, 2014 at 10:51am

New fundraising reports show the Realtors have engaged more than 75 individual realtors from 35 states to contribute during March to the leadership PAC of Rep. Eric Cantor, R-Va., the House Majority Leader.  

The Realtors PAC gave Cantor’s PAC, Every Republican is Crucial (EricPAC) , $5,000, and 77 realtors from 35 states contributed $34,500 more.  

The PAC reported  receipts of $380,206 and disbursements of $282,252, during March, leaving $539,394 cash on hand. The committee received $158,129 in transfers from joint fundraising committees; and $151,000 from PACs and other committees.  

The Goldman Sachs Group PAC gave $5,000.  Lloyd Blankfein, CEO and chairman, gave $5,000. The Comcast PAC gave $5,000. The Google NetPAC gave $5,000.  

Insurance company PACs giving include Prudential Financial State and Federal PAC $5,000; RGA Reinsurance Company Federal PAC $5,000; AFLAC PAC $5,000; Massachusetts Mutual Life Insurance PAC $3,000; Pacific Life Insurance Co PAC $2,500; and the Council of Insurance Agents and Brokers PAC $2,500.  

Simon Falic, chairman of Duty Free Americas, and six other members of the Falic family gave a  total of $14,000.  

Other donors included Stanley Druckenmiller (Duquesne Family Office, NY) $5,000; Christopher Ruddy (CEO, NewsMax, FL) $5,000; R. Ted Weschler (investment manager, Berkshire Hathaway, VA) $5,000; and Mortimer Zuckerman (real estate/publishing, Boston Properties, NY) $5,000; among others.  

The committee receipts included two refunds of contributions it had given to campaigns. The campaign committee of former Rep. Trey Radel, R-Fla., who resigned from Congress after a conviction for cocaine possession, returned $5,000. The campaign committee of Rep. Tom Latham, R-Iowa, who has announced he will not seek re-election, returned $5,000.