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Wal-Mart Chairman Gives $1M To Obama Super PAC; Bundlers Moonlight As Super PAC Donors
The Washington Times ^ | October 20, 2012 | Luke Rosiak

Posted on 10/20/2012 9:00:48 PM PDT by Steelfish

Wal-Mart Chairman Gives $1M To Obama Super PAC; Bundlers Moonlight As Super PAC Donors

By Luke Rosiak October 20, 2012 The super PAC backing President Obama raised $15 million last month, including $1 million from Sam Walton, the chairman of Wal-Mart, a traditional Republican-leaning organization.

Also contributing $1 million to Priorities USA was filmmaker Steven Spielberg, whose colleague Jeffrey Katzenberg is an Obama bundler and gave $1 million himself. Fred Eychaner, who has raised at least half a million dollars from acquaintances for the Obama campaign, gave $2 million personally to the super PAC.

(Excerpt) Read more at washingtontimes.com ...


TOPICS: Politics
KEYWORDS: billionaires; donors; fundingtheleft; walmart
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1 posted on 10/20/2012 9:00:54 PM PDT by Steelfish
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To: Steelfish

Shame on you, Sam Walton.


2 posted on 10/20/2012 9:04:47 PM PDT by onyx (FREE REPUBLIC IS HERE TO STAY! DONATE MONTHLY! IF YOU WANT ON SARAH PALIN''S PING LIST, LET ME KNOW)
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To: Steelfish

Now I don’t feel so bad that Walmart was banned by NYC


3 posted on 10/20/2012 9:04:55 PM PDT by ari-freedom
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To: Steelfish

wal mart needs to feel the heat from conservatives.


4 posted on 10/20/2012 9:05:02 PM PDT by ping jockey (Candy Crowley IS A DUMBASS)
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To: Steelfish

Hmmm? Was it given out of fear or stupidity?


5 posted on 10/20/2012 9:05:31 PM PDT by Artcore
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To: onyx

Sam Walton has been dead for quite some time, shame on his heirs. Ol’ Sam’s spinning in his grave. His Walmart proudly stocked and advertised Made in USA products. His heirs ushered in Chinamart.


6 posted on 10/20/2012 9:08:54 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Steelfish

Meanwhile the unions are organizing and planning strikes against Walmart.


7 posted on 10/20/2012 9:09:24 PM PDT by Baynative
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To: Artcore

The Obama campaign borrowed $15 million from Bank Of America. (It was either Oct 2012 or last month). I don’t think the story has been posted on FR yet.


8 posted on 10/20/2012 9:10:15 PM PDT by tsowellfan (KEEP WORKING like we are 10 POINTS DOWN!!!!)
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To: ping jockey

This is true. Conservatives need to hit back with a vengeance.


9 posted on 10/20/2012 9:10:37 PM PDT by Steelfish (ui)
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To: Artcore
Funny Obama would accept it coming from Walmart as it is the Liberals who are always talking trash about Walmart. I bet they got some kind of Obamacare deal going I have seen Walmart advertising drugs and such. Liberals talk one way and do another.
10 posted on 10/20/2012 9:11:29 PM PDT by funfan
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To: Artcore
Hmmm? Was it given out of fear or stupidity?

Walmart pays tribute to each party, But paying off Obama, it really is akin extortion.

11 posted on 10/20/2012 9:12:16 PM PDT by Red Steel
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To: Steelfish

Rob Walton is Chairman of Walmart. What else did this story get wrong?


12 posted on 10/20/2012 9:17:28 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: tsowellfan

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2947754/posts

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-bloggers/2947638/posts


13 posted on 10/20/2012 9:17:34 PM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: Steelfish

He didn’t build that.....his daddy did!

None of the Walton kids are anything like Sam Walton, born with a silver spoon (& a trust fund) didn’t help.

Political giving

Federal giving
Since the 2006 federal election cycle began, Rob Walton has given $135,500 in federal political contributions. Of that total, $12,600 went to Wal-Mart Stores or Arvest Bank Group; of the remaining $122,900, 73% went to Republicans. The only Democrat or Democrat-affiliated group he has given to other than former Arkansas Senator Blanche Lincoln is Barack Obama ($2,300 in October 2008) and the DNC ($28,500 in October 2008).

Examples of state-level giving

California: In 2005, Arizona resident Rob Walton donated $250,000 to “Yes on 77,” a group formed in support of California’s Proposition 77. Had it not been defeated by California voters, Proposition 77 would have given authority to redraw congressional and legislative districts to three retired judges, shifting that power from the Democrat-controlled General Assembly and strengthening the Republican governor’s hand.

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June 2012

The meeting, which capped a weeklong slate of events, follows a story by The New York Times in April that the world’s largest retailer allegedly failed to notify law enforcement after finding evidence that officials authorized millions of dollars in bribes in Mexico to get speedier building permits and other favors.

Following the allegations, it’s been reported that federal authorities in the U.S. and Mexico are investigating Wal-Mart for potential violations. Investors are suing top executives. And some shareholders are calling for the removal of several board members, including Walton, Duke and former CEO Lee Scott.

Wal-Mart disclosed in a regulatory filing late Friday that several executives including Duke, Scott, and Walton are the target of 11 “derivative” lawsuits, a type of legal action that seeks to change corporate governance. The lawsuits charge that the executives neglected their responsibilities in handling the alleged bribery scandal. Wal-Mart also noted in its filing that a securities class action lawsuit was filed against the company on May 7.


14 posted on 10/20/2012 9:18:58 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steelfish

Sam Walton is dead, Jim.


15 posted on 10/20/2012 9:20:35 PM PDT by TheLawyerFormerlyKnownAsAl
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To: Steelfish

If this is true, I’m DONE with Walmart. Hardly go to any other store. Man this will break my heart.


16 posted on 10/20/2012 9:21:17 PM PDT by TrumpisRight (President Palin sounds so good....)
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To: Steelfish

Maybe Luke has been doing too much choom with nobama? Sam Walton, creator of Wal*Mart, died in April, 1992.


17 posted on 10/20/2012 9:22:03 PM PDT by upchuck (Porn, cheaper than dating.)
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To: jjotto

“Rob Walton is Chairman of Walmart. What else did this story get wrong?”

He isn’t “Republican leaning”, he is self-serving.


18 posted on 10/20/2012 9:22:29 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Steelfish

Finally, a legit reason to avoid WalMart. I mean, c’mon... Donating to Obama? What is this idiot thinking???


19 posted on 10/20/2012 9:24:39 PM PDT by meyer (It's 1860 all over again - the taxpayer is the new "N" word)
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To: Steelfish

I know dead people vote in Chicago all the time, but not in Bentonville...


20 posted on 10/20/2012 9:24:39 PM PDT by bigbob
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