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Donors giving $1M+ to American Crossroads through 11/30/12, according to ProPublica's PAC Track :

Harold Simmons -- Dr. CorriganEdit

  • Owner and CEO, Contran Corporation
    • According to Bloomberg Businessweek, "Contran Corporation, Inc. manufactures and sells titanium dioxide pigments in North America and Europe. The company, through its subsidiaries, engages in the titanium dioxide pigments, engineered components, and waste processing and disposal businesses"
  • Total donated to this Super PAC -- $20.5M
  • Other PACs donated to:
    • Restore our Future -- $2.3M
    • Winning our Future -- $1.1M
    • Restoring Prosperity Fund -- $100K
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  • Wikipedia page: Harold Simmons
  • Political agenda: Simmons isn't aligned with specific candidates. Instead, he supports Republicans at all levels of government by donating to Karl Rove's American Crossroads Super PAC. Through this support of Republican candidates, Simmons aims to have the U.S. tax and reglatory structures overhauled. He told theThe Wall Street Journal that he's spending his money "for the good of the country"; however, Simmons also aims to secure deregulation that would benefit his mineral, mining, and waste conglomerate, Contran Corporation. Since Contran subsidiary HL Industries has fought two lead paint lawsuits, Simmons also pushes for tort reform. Simmons describes Obama as a "socialist," and he told The Wall Street Journal that the President is "the most dangerous American alive … because he would eliminate free enterprise in this country."

Sheldon Adelson -- Do not select this donor (appears on another page)Edit

Miriam Adelson -- Do not select this donor (appears on another page)Edit

Bob Perry -- Do not select this donor (appears on another page)Edit

Robert Rowling -- Group # 10Edit

  • CO-CEO, TRT Holdings Inc.
  • According to Bloomberg Businessweek "TRT Holdings is a holding company, owns, franchises, and operates hotels in North America and Mexico. The company also engages in oil and gas exploration, and real estate business, as well as operates fitness centers in the United States and retail stores in Mexico." Owner of Gold Gyms in the United States.
  • Total donated to this Super PAC -- 3.6M
  • Other PACs donated to:
    • American Crossroads -- 2M
    • Restore Our Future -- 1M
    • Club for Growth Action -- 600K
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  • Wikipedia page: Donor Name: Robert Rowling
  • Political motivations: 

    Robert Rowling is a very shrewd business that has been quoted saying “my contributions give me clout”. Robert Rowling has is hand in so many different forms of business including internationally, that his relationship with lawmakers and politicians has been quite beneficial in a lot of his personal and professional endeavors. A major donor for republican and conservative groups that go back decades, one only can imagine how greatly Robert Rowling has benefitted from his contributions. With a net worth of 4.9 Billion, he is a major player that is sure to contribute in the next election cycle.

Robert Mercer -- Group # 9Edit

  • Co-CEO, Renaissannce Technologies Corp 
  • According to Bloomberg Businessweek "Renaissance Technologies Corp. is a privately owned hedge fund sponsor. The firm primarily provides its services to pooled investment vehicles".
  • Total donated to this Super PAC -- $3.6M
  • Other PACs donated to:
    • Club for Growth Action -- $600K
    • Restore Our Future -- $1M
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  • Wikipedia page: Not Available
  • Political motivations:According to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Tuesday, Renaissance Technologies co-CEO Robert Mercer gave $239,354 to Republican Super PAC, a group run by campaign finance reform opponent Jim Bopp, to defeat Rep. Peter DeFazio (D-Oregon). The group has already spent more than $140,000 campaigning against DeFazio. This was his second attempt at removing DeFazio.  Mercer has emerged as a major political player in the 2012 election. Including contributions to Republican Super PAC, he has now given more than $3 million to super PACs to spend in the 2012 election. He has given $1 million to the pro-Mitt Romney group Restore Our Future, $1 million to the Karl Rove-founded American Crossroads, $600,000 to the Club for Growth Action, and other five-figure donations to lesser known groups.

John Childs -- Group # 8Edit

  • Title, Corporation (link to Bloomberg Businessweek company overview)
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Joe Craft -- Group # 7Edit

Irving Moscowitz -- Group # 6-- Amanda MendozaEdit

  • Founder and Chair, Moskowitz Foundation
  • The Moskowitz Foundation "was created "to help people in need regardless of race, creed, politics or religion".[1] The foundation raises funds for Jewish housing projects in the Arab neighborhoods of East Jerusalem projects through its charity bingo hall in Hawaiian Gardens, California. The funding provided by Moskowitz is channeled through the organizations El'ad and Ateret Cohanim."[4]
  • Total donated to this Super PAC -- $1 Million
  • Other PACs donated to:
    • American Crossroads $1 Million
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  • Wikipedia page: Irving Moskowitz [6]
  • Political motivations: Supports the Jewish.  He supports them due to his family dying in the Holocaust.  In 1985 he bought property in Jerusalem to build housing for the people of Jerusalem.[7]  He is a major donor to the American Crossroads. 

B. Wayne Hughs, Sr. -- Group # 5 -- Rioni LewisEdit

Henry Faison -- Group # 8Edit

  • Title, Corporation Chairman and Founder FAISON & ASSOCIATES
    • According to Bloomberg Businessweek, Faison & Associates "designs, develops, leases, and manages retail, commercial, residential, and mixed-use projects/properties throughout the Southeast and Mid-Atlantic regions. The company manages and leases shopping centers, urban office buildings, and mixed-use and multi-family residential developments."
  • Total donated to this Super PAC -- $1M
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  • Wikipedia page: Not Available
  • Political motivations: Faison contributed to both Republicans and Democrats, although the amount given to Republicans far outweighed his contributions to Democrats. As of 2011, he had donated $197,550 to Republicans and $72,575 to Democrats. This doesn't include the $1,089550 he contributed in the 2012 election, $1M of which went to American Crossroads. It appears that Faison was driven by who would help strengthen the real estate market rather than any strong political ties.

Kenneth Griffin -- Do not select this donor (appears on another page)Edit

Robert McNair -- Do not select this donot (appears on another page)Edit

Gary Heavin -- Group # 4Edit

  • Title, Corporation (link to Bloomberg Businessweek company overview)
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T. Pickins -- Group # 3 Katrina GreenEdit

Jay Bergman -- Group # 2 -- M.Burke & G.CorralEdit

  • Corporate Officer, PETCO Petroleum Corporation
    • According to PETCO , the company "specializes in operating mature oil and gas fields that still have significant reserves.  Production is optimized and operating expenses are controlled to create high yield, long term energy investments." 
  • Total donated to this Super PAC -- $1M
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  • Wikipedia page: None
  • Political motivations: Jay Bergman is affiliated with the Republican party and was in support of the 2012 Sen. Mitt Romney political campaign. Bergman is the CEO of PETCO Petroleum Corporation and according to Illinois Public Radio, contributed toward the American Crossroads Super PAC because of Romney's plans to make North American energy independent by 2020. Bergman likes the idea because he says "it will create jobs, it will reduce our dependency on the Saudi' and others to whom we are giving all our money to." As an Illinois-based oil and natural gas producer, Bergman knows that with the election of Romney, it would mean a boom in his business.

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