The basic owner of holding company Icahn Enterprises billionaire Carl Icahn refused to enter the economic Advisory Council of the candidate in US presidents from Republican party of Donald trump. About it reports Reuters with reference to the chief legal Advisor to the investor Jesse Lynn.
“Mr. Icahn has refused to join the economic Advisory Board of the trump, because at the moment we are still considering whether to send money to the creation of a private lobbying organization for the reform of the regulators,” Lynn said in a telephone comments to the Agency.
Lobbying organizations take an active part in the financing of political campaigns, including the campaign, which is currently undergoing in USA. According to the FEC, in the summer of 2015, approximately 158 individuals and families made donations larger than $250 thousand on the election campaign of candidates in presidents of the United States. In total, their total contribution amounted to $176 million As noted by The New York Times, most major donors is on the Republican side.
The largest contributor to the campaign of the candidate in US presidents from Democrats, Hillary Clinton became the financier George Soros. His Fund Soros Fund Management transferred to the campaign of former Secretary of state $7 million the Soros Foundation explained this decision by the aggressiveness of trump and retired from the race, the Senator from Texas, Republican Ted Cruz.