All those others in their single-digit standings trailing the top GOP two seem to have nothing but their millions of Citizens United contributions sustaining them. Certainly, their personal appeal has been less than significant in the polls.
I have a brochure setting out the names of donors, how much, and to whom they contributed. It’s interesting and perhaps enlightening. Here are a few:
Robert Mercer, Co-chief executive of Renaissance Technologies, a hedge-fund management company, contributed $11.3 million to Ted Cruz (98%), Bobby Jindal (2%) and Carly Fiorina (less than 1%).
Farris Wilks, Co-founder of Frac Tech, a hydraulic fracturing and oilfield services company, donated $5 million to Ted Cruz.
Joann Wilks, wife of Farris Wilks, Homemaker, donated $5 million to Ted Cruz.
Dan Wilks, Co-founder of Frac Tech, a hydraulic fracturing and oilfield services company, $2.5 million to Ted Cruz.
Staci Wilks, Vice President of Wilks Brothers LLC, wife of Dan Wilks, $2.5 million to Ted Cruz.
Larry Ellison, former CEO of Oracle Corporation, $3 million to Marco Rubio.
A. Jerrold Perenchio, former chairman and chief executive of Univision, $1.7 million to Carly Fiorina (94%), Jeb Bush (6%), Chris Christie (less than 1%).
Bernard Marcus, Co-founder of Home Depot, $1.6 million to Jeb Bush (62%), Scott Walker 37%).
Ronald Cameron, President and chief executive of Mountaire, an Arkansas-based poultry company, $3 million to Mike Huckabee (99%) and Chris Christie (less than 1%).