Bernie Marcus, the major Jewish philanthropist and co-founder of Home Depot, made a $247,700 donation to a Paul Ryan-linked joint fundraising committee, Politico reported Tuesday.
Ryan, the speaker of the House, raised $11.1 million in the first quarter of 2018 for his joint fundraising committee, according to Bloomberg. The PAC, called Team Ryan, directs money to Ryan’s own campaign and the National Congressional Campaign Committee. It is a key part of the Republican effort to retain control of the House following the 2018 elections.
Marcus is a major donor to Republican causes. Other supporters of Team Ryan include Koch Industries and Robert Mercer’s Renaissance Technologies, according to OpenSecrets.
This story "Bernie Marcus Gave Paul Ryan’s Campaign $247K" was written by Josh Nathan-Kazis.