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Less Than One Percent of Political Donations Made by Yale Trustees Have Gone to Republicans

Less Than One Percent of Political Donations Made by Yale Trustees Have Gone to Republicans

“Conversely, current Yale trustees have contributed $10.8 million to Democrats”

Why should American taxpayers be forced to fund ‘free’ college when it is an industry that represents only half of the country?

The College Fix reports:

Less than one percent of donations made by Yale trustees have gone to Republicans

Less than one percent of political contributions made by current Yale University trustees over the past three decades has gone to Republican candidates and organizations, according to an analysis by The College Fix.

Since 1990, the 16 current Yale Board of Trustees members have contributed $11.3 million to federal political candidates, according to Federal Election Commission data collected by OpenSecrets.org. Of this amount, only $102,000 — or 0.9 percent — was donated to Republicans or Republican-affiliated causes.

Conversely, current Yale trustees have contributed $10.8 million to Democrats or Democratic-affiliated causes during the same time.

Of the $11.3 million in total donations by all trustees, $9.9 million was donated by Bain Capital executive Joshua Bekenstein. Since 1992, Bekenstein has made at least 437 donations to federal candidates, only $18,500 of which has gone to Republicans.

Of that amount, $6,000 was contributed before the year 2000, when Bekenstein donated $2,000 apiece to Massachusetts Republican U.S. Senate candidates Mitt Romney (1994) and Bill Weld (1996), and 2000 presidential candidate George W. Bush.

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The Friendly Grizzly | March 13, 2020 at 9:05 am

Is anyone surprised by this?

I’ll bet the people who donated that 1% are keeping a low profile.

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