There are no holds barred in Virginia fundraising.
Ask Terry McAuliffe, the Democratic fundraiser extraordinaire on the verge of getting elected governor.
The No. 1 contributor to McAuliffe’s campaign:
Sean Parker, founder of Napster, first president of Facebook and an investor in the music-streaming service, Spotify, worth an estimated $2 billion — by Forbes’ count — gave the gubernatorial candidate $500,000 on Oct. 18.
That’s twice what the Democratic Governors Association has given McAuliffe in his contest with Republican Ken Cuccinelli. The union that represents state workers, AFSCME, came up with $100,000 for McAuliffe. So did Fred Eyechaner, the Chicago financier and CEO of Newsweb Corp.
Parker has played in other contests, contributing to the campaign of Sen.-elect Cory Booker in New Jersey and to the gun-control campaign organized by former Rep. Gabby Giffords of Arizona.
With credit to the Virginia Public Access Project.
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— Sean Parker (@sparker) October 18, 2013