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A major Democratic Party donor who announced his support for the re-election of President Joe Biden has donated $250,000 to help the presidential campaign of former U.N. Ambassador and South Carolina Gov. Nikki Haley, who is seeking the Republican presidential nomination.
Days after JPMorgan Chase CEO Jamie Dimon urged Democratic donors to back Haley, The New York Times reported that Reid Hoffman, a billionaire who co-founded LinkedIn, donated a quarter-million dollars to a super PAC supporting Haley.
Dmitri Mehlhorn, a political adviser to Hoffman, confirmed the donation to SFA Fund Inc., the report said.
Mehlhorn said the super PAC was asked if it would accept cash from a pro-Biden Democrat and it agreed to take the money.
Hoffman roundly endorsed Biden in a LinkedIn post four months ago. He also helped fund writer E. Jean Carroll’s civil lawsuit against former President Donald Trump in which she alleged she was sexually assaulted in the dressing room of a New York City department store in the 1990s.
Haley remains in third place in the GOP race, according to the latest RealClearPolitics polling averages. Trump is first with 61.3 percent, followed by Florida Gov. Ron DeSantis at 13.2 percent and the former U.N. ambassador at 10.2 percent.
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