GOP megadonor Robert Mercer made his first six-figure donation to Trump's reelection, new filing shows - 2020-04-16

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F43.png GOP megadonor Robert Mercer made his first six-figure donation to Trump's reelection, new filing shows April 16, 2020, Michelle Ye Hee Lee, Washington Post

Robert Mercer, the billionaire hedge fund magnate and prominent backer of President Trump's first bid for the White House, has made his first six-figure donation to Trump's reelection after retreating from financially supporting him, a new filing shows.

Mercer, who was one of Trump's most influential financiers in 2016, gave $355,200 in February to Trump Victory, a committee that raises money for the president's 2020 reelection and the Republican National Committee, according to federal filings made public Wednesday.

Mercer gave sporadically to congressional and Senate candidates and political groups in the 2018 campaign, but had not donated to Trump's reelection effort amid a falling-out with former Trump adviser Stephen K. Bannon and controversy over Cambridge Analytica, a Mercer-funded data-science firm hired by Trump's 2016 campaign.

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{{cite news | first = Michelle Ye Hee | last = Lee | author2 = Anu Narayanswamy | title = GOP megadonor Robert Mercer made his first six-figure donation to Trump's reelection, new filing shows | url = https://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/gop-megadonor-robert-mercer-made-his-first-six-figure-donation-to-trumps-reelection-new-filing-shows/2020/04/16/b4dac5cc-7f90-11ea-9040-68981f488eed_story.html | work = Washington Post | date = April 16, 2020 | accessdate = May 4, 2020 }}