SOURCE: RestorationOfAmerica.com, 2020-10-08
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"Doug Truax, our founder, as a first time candidate for U.S. Senate, saw what worked and didn't work in the conservative political world. As a fresh, articulate candidate with a West Point, Army veteran and entrepreneurial background, he nearly pulled off a massive upset in the 2014 U.S. Senate primary in Illinois but fell short because of political realities stacked against outsiders like him. He wanted to continue making a contribution so he formed Restoration Action/PAC in 2015. He wanted it to be different. His vision was to help candidates like him and to bring a military and entrepreneurial sensibility to the Swampy political arena."
[reference] New faces emerge among top political donors in 2020.
... Richard Uihlein and Elizabeth Uihlein, the Midwestern founders of the shipping and packaging supplies giant Uline, are this cycle's top megadonors so far. They've contributed over $58 million to Republicans this cycle, the most they've given in a cycle. The Uihleins, dubbed the "most powerful conservative couple you've never heard of" by the New York Times, previously gave nearly $40 million in 2018.
Almost half of the Uihleins' $58 million went to Club for Growth, a conservative super PAC that espouses values such as free enterprise and limited government. Richard Uihlein's $26.5 million in contributions comprise close to half of the money raised so far by Club for Growth Action, making it a "guardian angel" super PAC -- a type of committee that receives 40 percent to 100 percent of its money from a single wealthy individual.
The Uihleins also gave significant amounts -- $17.6 million and $5 million, respectively -- to Restoration PAC, a conservative super PAC that advocates for small government and individual freedom, and Americas PAC, a conservative super PAC that has historically made independent expenditures with the goal of winning the support of Black and Hispanic voters. ...
[FactCheck.org] Restoration PAC
... The super PAC's top donor in the 2016 cycle was Richard "Dick" Uihlein, the CEO of shipping and industrial supplies company Uline, who donated $3.7 million. ...
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