Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Trump didn't raise piker kids when giving to politics, They are a chip off the block

Gave to Both Republicans and Demcrats-Republicans get biggest chunk
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
(AP Photo/Charles Rex Arbogast)
Throughout Donald Trump’s young, and never dull, presidential campaign, his past donations to federal candidates — including many Democrats — have been frequently noted.
“The Donald,” however, is not the only member of the Trump clan to actively participate in donating to federal candidates, parties and other federal fundraising committees; his adult children have done the same numerous times over the years.

Trump’s daughter Ivanka, whose federal political giving dates back to 2006, gave her largest single donation — $30,800 to the Republican National Committee (RNC) — in 2012. That same year she also gave $19,600 each to the National Republican Senatorial Committee (NRSC) and the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC). She’s also given money to Republican candidates such as 2012 GOP presidential nominee Mitt Romney ($5,000); the GOP’s 2008 nominee, Arizona Sen. John McCain ($4,600); and Carly Fiorina ($2,000) when she ran for Senate (she is now in the nomination race with Trump).
But Ivanka Trump, like her father, has also donated heavily to Democrats — including $24,500 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and $7,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee (DSCC). Democratic candidates who have received contributions from her none other than then Sen. Hillary Clinton (N.Y.) ($4,400); Sen. Cory Booker (N.J.) and Rep. Don Norcross (N.J.) ($10,400 each); D.C. Delegate Eleanor Holmes-Norton ($7,700); Rep. Charles Rangel (N.Y.) and his National Leadership PAC ($5,000 total); Sen. Charles Schumer (N.Y.)($4,800); and to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (N.Y.)($2,000)
Next up is Donald Trump Jr., whose largest donation was also to the RNC, $32,400 in 2013. Like his sister, Donald Jr. has also given heavily to the NRCC ($19,200), DCCC ($15,000) and DSCC ($12,500). While he has also given to some of the same candidates as Ivanka (Rangel, Romney, Clinton, McCain and Schumer) — there are also donations to some new names, including $5,200 to then Senate Minority Leader Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.), $2,600 to Tea Party-aligned Rep. Steven King (R-Iowa) and $2,300 to former New York City Mayor and 2008 presidential candidate Rudolph Giuliani (R).

The Trump kid who’s made the fewest donations at the federal level is son Eric Trump — but he’s still no piker. Eric Trump ponied up $30,800 to the RNC and $19,600 to both the NRSC and NRCC — all in 2012. One thing that separates him from his two siblings is partisanship: The only Democratic candidate or committee who received funding from Eric was Schumer ($1,000).