Hedging bets in 2016: Some donors give to Bush and Clinton

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Some? A lot.

We’ve been talking about this for 3 years. For many very powerful interests either one, either family, either member of the Establishment Party is fine.

(From The Washington Post)

John Catsimatidis, a Manhattan grocery chain owner, gave as much money as allowed to Hillary Rodham Clinton’s Democratic primary campaign. Two months later, he gave the same amount, $2,700, to Jeb Bush, her would-be Republican challenger.

“I’ve been friends with both of their families for many, many years,” he said. “They both love America, and I’d be happy if either of them won.”

The billionaire is one of at least 60 donors hedging their bets heading into 2016 by giving to presidential campaigns of both parties, an Associated Press review of federal campaign finance records found. While those contributions totaled only about $300,000, they are an odd wrinkle of presidential politics in a race expected to see 22 candidates vying for billions of dollars in contributions.

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