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Energy lobbyist raises 6-figure donation for Trump's reelection campaign


Added 07-16-19 12:59:01pm EST - “The fossil fuel industry is among top donors to Trump's 2020 campaign.” - Thinkprogress.org

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Posted By TheNewsCommenter: From Thinkprogress.org: “Energy lobbyist raises 6-figure donation for Trump’s reelection campaign”. Below is an excerpt from the article.

Energy lobbyist Jeff Miller has raised over $111,000 in donations for President Donald Trump’s reelection campaign, according to the latest records filed with the Federal Election Commission (FEC).

This is the first time either the Trump Victory or Trump’s official presidential campaign committee — Donald J. Trump for President, Inc. — has disclosed bundled contributions, groups of contributions to political candidate gathered by supporters from their friends and colleagues, to the FEC.

While campaigns are not required to make public the identities of these volunteer fundraisers, campaign finance law makes one exception: bundled donations above $18,700 per period from registered federal lobbyists must be disclosed.

But actual disclosures of these bundles are rare as lobbyists often split them up with colleagues to avoid hitting the disclosure threshold. While the lobbyist bundler’s name is disclosed, they are not required to publicly report which contributions the bundler collected.

The July 15 quarterly disclosure of $111,434.59 — which covers the period from April to June 2019 — was made by the Trump Victory Committee, a joint fundraising committee shared by Trump’s reelection committee, and the Republican National Committee. The only bundler listed was Miller, CEO of Miller Strategies, LLC.

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