Top executives at social media giants Facebook and Yahoo have helped “bundle” $113 million for Democratic presidential candidate Hillary Rodham Clinton, according to newly released campaign donations. Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer and Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg were part of over 1,100 “elite bundlers” that also include actor Ben Affleck and the chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
Washington Examiner reports:
The analysis done by the Center for Public Integrity also found several lawmakers on the Clinton bundler list.
CPI’s Michael Beckel explained, “A ‘bundler’ is someone who collects checks from friends or associates and gives them to the campaign. They are often rewarded for their efforts with prize positions in the administration of the candidate they support. That is, if the candidate wins.”
The list, updated monthly, includes more than 260 new bundlers who had not previously been disclosed by the campaign. These newly revealed fundraisers and donors include lawmakers, entertainment icons and titans of industry.
Among them: actor Ben Affleck, former Tennessee Democratic Party Chairman Chip Forrester, former U.S. Rep. Joe Garcia of Florida, filmmaker George Lucas, Yahoo CEO Marissa Mayer, TV producer Seth MacFarlane, Facebook Chief Operating Officer Sheryl Sandberg, U.S. Rep. Brad Sherman of California, U.S. Rep. Jan Schakowsky of Illinois, U.S. Sen. Debbie Stabenow of Michigan, fashion designer Vera Wang and attorney James Zimmerman, chairman of the American Chamber of Commerce in China.
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