This list is interesting; large-dollar Republican donors flocked to Joe Lieberman, who claimed all the way up to the election that he is a Democrat. It makes me wonder why a Democrat would garner such support from staunch Republican allies, especially considering there WAS a Republican candidate running.
Here's a few paragraphs, but the entire article is worth a read:
Bernard Marcus, who identified himself as a retiree from Atlanta, was among those who contributed a total of $3.1 million toward U.S. Sen. Joseph I. Lieberman's re-election in the final few days of his November showdown with Democratic challenger Ned Lamont, according to Federal Election Commission records.This begs the question; why would a corporate fat cat want to make such huge donations to the self-proclaimed Independent Democrat, unless it was because Marcus felt that Joe Lieberman would continue to legislate kindly with regard to large corporations such as Home Depot?
Marcus, a reputed billionaire who launched the Home Depot retail chain with the assistance of New York investment banker Ken Langone, was no ordinary contributor, but rather someone generally referred to as a political "fat cat."
Marcus previously had contributed a total of $50,000 to the Republican National Committee, and his $10,500 donation to Lieberman on Oct. 23 was his seventh to the newly minted independent candidate in the current election cycle.
Why wouldn't a "fat cat" Republican spend his money trying to get Republican candidates elected?