The Epic Back-Scratching Fest Between a GOP Senate Wannabe and a Trumpy Billionaire - 2022-04-10

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F375.png The Epic Back-Scratching Fest Between a GOP Senate Wannabe and a Trumpy Billionaire April 10, 2022, Roger Sollenberger, Daily Beast

Arizona Republican Senate candidate Blake Masters has made no secret of his connections to his longtime business partner and biggest political benefactor, billionaire tech investor Peter Thiel. But new reporting shows that Masters can't seem to quit promoting Thiel businesses on the campaign trail—and that Thiel or Masters can't seem to stop making questionable in-kind contributions.

Masters announced last month that he had left his top positions at two organizations named after Thiel, who has poured more than $10 million of support into the Senate bid. But a Daily Beast review of business, campaign, and tax records reveals that Masters appears still far from severing his shared interests with his mentor.

Brendan Fischer, deputy executive director at Documented, told The Daily Beast that the facts demonstrate an inextricable connection.

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