Senator Kyrsten Sinema is a Democrat from Arizona. Tom Williams/CQ Roll Call Inc. via Getty Images
Arizona Senator Kyrsten Sinema received maximum donations from many GOP donors.
Donors have donated previously to pro-Trump PACs, and a PAC that elects Republicans to the Senate.
Sinema, a Democrat has positioned herself to be a major obstacle to President Joe Biden’s agenda.
According to a report filed with the Federal Election Commission on Friday, Kyrsten Sinema (Arizona Senator), received the maximum amount allowed by law from several long-standing GOP donors.
Mother Jones first reported that Sinema raised $1.1million between July and September. This is about the same amount she raised during previous fundraising cycles. However, there has been growing frustration among Arizona Democrats.
The FEC disclosure includes several GOP donors who previously supported efforts to elect President Donald Trump and help Republicans win the Senate majority. FEC guidelines state that the maximum contribution per person is $2,900 for each election and a maximum $5,800 over a two year period.
Stan Hubbard from Minnesota, a billionaire, was one of the highest-paying donors. He regularly donated to the RNC, and later supported Scott Walker's campaign and then Trump's through super PAC donations, Mother Jones reported.
Jimmy Haslam, who owns the Pilot and Cleveland Brown's truck stops, and his spouse, Susan, each donated the maximum amount allowed to Sinema on September 30th, Mother Jones reported, citing FEC data. According to the report, Haslam gave at least $425,000 towards the Senate Leadership Fund. This super PAC is associated with Senator Mitch McConnell and works to elect Republicans to the Senate.
Marc Rowan (CEO of Apollo Private Equity) was another GOP donor who supported Sinema. He backed Trump's unsuccessful bid for reelection. His wife Carolyn also donated the maximum legal limit. According to Mother Jones, Anthony De Nicola (private equity executive) also donated the maximum legal limit.
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Progressives and other Democrats are growing frustrated with Sinema who has been making headlines recently for her refusal to support President Joe Biden's key pieces. According to The New York Times, Sinema is currently raising money in Europe.
Sinema and West Virginia Senator Joe Manchin are opposed to certain parts of the Democratic spending plan that would invest in climate, education and healthcare spending. As Insider reported, Manchin is clear that he wants to reduce the cost of the proposal. However, it's not clear what Sinema would support.
Two Senate Democratic aides who are familiar with the matter said that Sinema has opposed raising taxes for large corporations and individuals. Her position could result in the loss of more than $700 billion in revenue for Biden's "Build back Better" agenda.
Sinema is a first-term lawmaker and will not be up for re-election before 2024.
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