The Fat Cats Uncovered — Profiles From The Mother Jones 400

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The Fat Cats Uncovered — Profiles From The Mother Jones 400

Meet the people with politicial pull.

Over $500,000

#1 Bernard L. Schwartz, 71, New York, N.Y. Party: Both. $661,000 total contributions.

#2 Arnold S. Hiatt, 69, Weston, Mass. Party: D. $511,500 total contributions.

 $ $ $ $ $ 

Over $300,000

#5 Edgar M. Bronfman Jr., 41, New York, N.Y. Party: Both. $455,500 total contributions.

#10 David H. Koch, 56, Wichita, Kan. Party: R and Libertarian.
$339,000 total contributions.

#14 Foster Friess, 57, Jackson, Wyo. Party: R. $321,200 total
contributions.

#18 Lew R. and Edith Wasserman, Beverly Hills, Calif. Party: Both.
$301,088 total contributions.

 $ $ $ $ $ 

Over $200,000

#20 Gail Zappa, 51, North Hollywood, Calif. Party: D. $292,650 total
contributions.

#33 Dr. Richard Machado Gonzalez, Bayamón, Puerto Rico. Party: D.
$262,100 total contributions.

#38 Jon S. Corzine, 50, Summit, N.J. Party: Both. $251,750 total
contributions.

#39 Anna M. Murdoch, Los Angeles, Calif. Party: R. $250,000 total
contributions.

#53 Kenneth and Linda Lay, Houston, Texas. Party: Both. $224,400
total contributions.

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Over $100,000

#78 Robert L. Johnson, 50, Washington, D.C. Party: Both. $194,358
total contributions.

#101 Maurice Tempelsman, 67, New York, N.Y. Party: D. $169,000
total contributions.

#128 Steven P. Jobs, 42, Palo Alto, Calif. Party: D. $150,000 total
contributions.

#167 Ron Burkle, 44, Los Angeles, Calif. Party: D. $132,000 total
contributions.

#197 Lillian Vernon, 70, Greenwich, Conn. Party: D. $124,060 total
contributions.

#256 Alfred Checchi, 48, Beverly Hills, Calif. Party: Both. $112,000
total contributions.

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