Donald Trump gives $100,000 to John Boehner super PAC
Donald Trump cut a $100,000 check to the Republican super PAC linked to House Speaker John Boehner, POLITICO has learned.
The Congressional Leadership Fund, which recently announced it would spend $13.5 million on House races before Election Day, will report the Trump check with the Federal Election Commission later Monday.
The fund raised $1.14 million in the third quarter of 2012 and has just under $6 million in the bank. An official with knowledge of CLF’s finances told PI to expect “millions more” when the super PAC files its pre-general election report on Oct. 25.
Also donating to the CLF in the third quarter were private-equity executive and major super PAC funder John Childs, who contributed $250,000. J. Christopher Reyes and M. Jude Reyes of Reyes Holdings contributed $100,000 each; Michael Kors CEO John Idol gave $50,000; and businessman and longtime Republican Party leader Ronald Gidwitz also contributed $25,000.
Earlier this year, Las Vegas casino mogul Sheldon Adelson and his wife gave a combined $5 million to the super PAC, while Texas billionaire Bob Perry donated $1 million.