Under the chairmanship of New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, the Republican Governors Association reported more than $22 million in donations during the first quarter of the year.
The Republican Governors Association , a Section 527 political organization, reported to the I.R.S. receipts of $22,432,846 and disbursements of $15,643,221 during the first quarter of 2014.
Major individuals donors included Mike Shannon (managing director, KSL Capital Partners, WI) and wife Sue, $1 million; Lawrence Degeorge (CEO, LPL Investment Corporation, FL) $750,000; Kenneth Griffin (CEO, Citadel Group, IL) and wife Ann, $525,000 as well as $5,337 in-kind catering; Karen Wright (CEO, Ariel Corporation, OH) $500,000; Daniel Loeb (founder, Third Point LLC, NY); Bruce Kovner (financial executive, Caxton Alternative Management LP, NY) $500,000; $500,000; U.S. Chamber of Commerce & related entities (DC) $500,000; Thomas Rastin (executive vice president, Ariel Corporation, OH) $500,000; Paul Singer (founder, Elliott Management, NY) $500,000; Muneer Satter (investment manager, Satter Investment Management Inc., IL) $250,000; Linda McMahon (executive, CT) $250,000; Diane Wilsey (CEO, A. Wilsey Properties, CA) $250,000; and Donald Trump (chairman and president, The Trump Organization, NY) $250,000; Trevor Rees-Jones (president, Chief Oil & Gas, TX) $250,000; among others.
Top corporate donors included Pfizer Inc. $500,000; Nextera Energy Inc.(Fl) $356,690 in-kind travel; WellPoint Inc. (OH) $275,000; BlueCross BlueShield Assn. (IL) $250,000; Sanofi-Aventis U.S. Inc. (NJ) $250,000; Comprehensive Health Management Inc. (FL) $250,000; USAA (TX) $250,000; Wal-Mart Stores Inc. (AR) $250,000; among others.
Other donors included the National Rifle Association (VA) $50,000; Michael Celler (legislative and Intergovernmental affairs, State of New Jersey, Office of the Governor) $500; Merck Sharp and Dohme Corp. (NJ) $100,000; Berger Group Holdings (NJ) $25,000; Normandy FW LLC (NJ) $25,000; Robert Harris (president, Harris FRC Corp. (NJ) $25,000; among others.