'A Lot of Butthurt to Go Around' as Breitbart Battle Splits Billionaires - 2018-01-10

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F375.png 'A Lot of Butthurt to Go Around' as Breitbart Battle Splits Billionaires January 10, 2018, Betsy Woodruff, Daily Beast

The 2016 Republican presidential primary left scores of relationships frayed and hobbled. The most consequential—at least, from a financial perspective—is likely the breakdown between Manhattan billionaire hedge fund heiress Rebekah Mercer and the new-money self-made fracking billionaire brother duo Dan and Farris Wilks.

Back in early 2015—it feels like a lifetime ago!—an ally of Sen. Ted Cruz's team announced that a super PAC franchise had locked up more than $30 million to back the Texan, primarily from three wealthy conservative families.

But with extraordinary amounts of money came white-hot tension. At the heart of the tension was Breitbart News, the site's top funder, its chief executive, and the intensifying feud between then-Republican presidential frontrunner Donald Trump and his chief primary rival. Multiple sources now tell The Daily Beast that the resulting fallout could have an impact on the company's future.

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