Colorado bundlers for John McCain
Amount raised: $500,000 +
Gregory C. Maffei, CEO of Liberty Media. Prior to his work at Liberty Media, Maffei served as president and CFO of Oracle, chairman and CEO of 360networks Corporation, senior vice president and CFO of Microsoft Corporation, and chairman of Expedia. Maffei has an MBA from Harvard Business School. He also serves as a director for Electronic Arts and Zillow.com.
Amount raised: $250,000 – $500,000
Robert C. Hawk, Private businessman/investor. Has given to Republican candidates and national committees for many years. One-time president of Hawk Communications, a national Internet service provider based in Atlanta, Hawk previously was president and CEO of US West Multimedia Communications, Inc. From 1988 until 1996 where he served as president of US West’s carrier division. Before that, he served as vice president of marketing and strategic planning for CXC Corporation, and as director of advanced systems development for AT&T/American Bell.
Amount raised: $100,000 – $250,000
Michael T. Fries, UnitedGlobalCom, Inc.’s President since 1998 and Chief Executive Officer of Liberty Global, the world’s leading cable TV provider since 2004. He was a member of former Colorado Gov. Bill Owens’ Commission on Science & Technology, as well as the Young President’s Organization (YPO) and active in several local charitable foundations.
Mary Smith, Chair of the Denver County Republicans and a GOP fundraiser. In addition to bundling for McCain, Smith also was a bundler for the Rudy Guiliani presidential campaign in 2008.
Amount raised: $50,000 – $100,000
Charlie Ergen, EchoStar CEO and now involved with DISH Network. He is the 87th richest person in the world according to Forbes 2008 list with a $9.5 billion fortune. Ergen seems to pad the pockets of both parties. He has donated $28,500 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee in $28,500 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee, $10,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Committee.
Richard “Dick” Notebaert, former CEO of Qwest Communications. Mr. Notebaert is currently a member of the Board of Directors of Aon Corporation and Cardinal Health, Inc. and serves as Chairman of the Board, and Trustee, of the University of Notre Dame. In 2003, President George Bush appointed Notebaert as a member of the National Security Telecommunications Advisory Committee (NSTAC), which provided the administration with industry recommendations on policy.
Larry Mizel, Chief Executive Officer and Chairman of MDC Holdings, a real estate developer that is the parent company of Richmond American Homes. Between 1989 and 2006, Mizel and his wife contributed about one million dollars to federal candidates, PACs, and political parties; 94% went to Republican candidates and party committees. He is also a major funder behind the Anti-terrorism museum in Denver.
Solomon Trujillo, former CEO of US West when the company merged into Qwest Communications in 2000. He is now the CEO for Telstra Corp., Australia’s largest telephone company. A major bundler for President Bush in 2000 and 2004, Trujillo was appointed to Bush’s Commerce Department transition team in 2000 and later appointed him to the President’s Export Council.
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