(Ben Botkin, Las Vegas Review-Journal) – Nevada has 10 individual donors or entities that have given close to $200,000 or more to congressional and presidential campaigns, PACs and super PACs in this election cycle.
It’s a list that involves billionaire casino magnates, Station Casinos and Working for Working Americans, a PAC based in Las Vegas tied to the United Brotherhood of Carpenters and Joiners. Here’s a look at the top 10 givers in 2015 and through March of this year:
■ George C. Macricostas, CEO and executive chairman of Raging Wire Data Centers, gave $2.12 million, with $1.6 million going to America’s Liberty PAC, a super PAC that backed U.S. Sen. Rand Paul of Kentucky, a former Republican candidate for president.
■ Winecup-Gamble Inc. gave $1 million to America Leads, a super PAC that backed New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie, a Republican candidate who left the race in February. Winecup-Gamble is a ranch owned by Paul Fireman, a businessman who made the Reebok shoe company a household name.