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Chicago mega-donors: Fred Eychaner, Ken and Anne Griffin

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WASHINGTON--Two of the top mega-donors in the nation are from Chicago, Democrat Fred Eychaner and Republicans Ken and Ann Griffin, according to a new Politico analysis. Eychaner--number one in the Politico ranking-- has been a mega donor for years; the Griffins'--ranking ninth-- are getting a lot of attention in the 2012 cyce. My February post on Eychaner and the Griffin SuperPac contributions is HERE.

Eychaner and the Griffins' political checks look skimpy compared to Republicans Sheldon and Miriam Adelson, whose combined donations total $36.3 million


Fred Eychaner
Total contributions: $3.7 million
Business: Media executive

Donations: Priorities USA Action: $1.5 million (Obama); Majority PAC: $800,000 (Senate Dems); House Majority PAC: $750,000 (House Dems); EMILY's List nonfederal: $250,000; America Votes Action Fund: $200,000 (liberal umbrella group); Democratic Governors Association: $100,000; Gay and Lesbian Victory Fund nonfederal: $50,000
Amount to candidates and political committees: $85,000

Kenneth & Anne Griffin
Total contributions: $2.3 million
Business: Hedge fund manager
Donations: Restore Our Future: $1 million (Romney); American Crossroads: $1 million
Amount to candidates and political committees: $188,000

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