Nobody runs for office on their own. Our politicians are boosted into office on mountains of cash.
WHO 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:
- 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.
- Wilmerhale LLP, a law firm
- Zions Bancorp
- Best Buy
- Citi Group
- Suburban Collection (auto dealers)
- True Science (pet supplies)
- MacAndrews and Forbes (a holding company)
- Optimum Software Solutions
- 4Life Research (Health and diet products)
- Council for Responsible Nutrition (dietary supplements)
- Home Depot
- Koch Industries
- International Council of Shopping Centers
- KPMG (accounting)
- Micron Technology
- National Auto Dealers
- National Beer Wholesalers
- Northrup Gruman
- 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.