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chaffetz-photo-brookings-institution-flickrWHO IS THIS JASON CHAFFETZ GUY ANYWAY?

  • Suggests Americans can afford health care if they’d quit buying iPhones.
  • Backed down on his proposal to sell off 3 million acres of federal land.
  • Obsessed with “Benghazi” and Hillary’s emails
  • Hates Planned Parenthood
  • Feuds with the TSA
  • Threatened DC’s mayor with jail over marijuana issue
  • Finds Trump “abhorrent” and “offensive” but backs him.
  • Promised to endlessly investigate next president, changed his mind when Trump won.
  • Gave Michigan governor a pass when investigating Flint water crisis.
  • Was rejected as a Secret Service agent.

Who are his backers?

Chaffetz in his career has collected more than $4 million in campaign contributions. In the last election cycle his top donors were:

  • Amazon
  • Nu-Skin, a vitamins and beauty products company that has paid settlements to several states and China after accusations of false advertising. It also paid a fine for bribing a Chinese official. NuSkin once employed Chaffetz as a PR man.
  • Kojaian, an privately-held industrial real estate company owned by a man who was chairman of the bankrupt Grubb & Ellis
  • Goldman Sachs
  • Delta Airlines
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield
  • Sinclair Cos.
  • Alphabet
  • Comcast
  • Wilmerhale LLP, a law firm
  • Zions Bancorp
  • Best Buy
  • Citi Group
  • Microsoft
  • Suburban Collection (auto dealers)
  • True Science (pet supplies)
  • MacAndrews and Forbes (a holding company)
  • Optimum Software Solutions
  • 4Life Research (Health and diet products)
  • AT&T
  • Council for Responsible Nutrition (dietary supplements)
  • Home Depot
  • Koch Industries
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • KPMG (accounting)
  • Mastercard
  • Micron Technology
  • National Auto Dealers
  • National Beer Wholesalers
  • Northrup Gruman
  • Pfizer
  • ProStar Fulfillment (shipping and logistics)
  • United Parcel Service

Source: Open secrets.org

This table lists the top donors to this candidate in the 2015-2016 election cycle. The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations’ PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families.