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Major donor to GOP helping L.A.
mayoral candidate Kevin James

Los Angeles Times, by Maeve Reston

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Posted By:earlybird, 2/18/2013 11:03:20 AM

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons and Los Angeles mayoral candidate Kevin James crossed paths just once. It was an intimate cocktail fundraiser for James in the tony Montecito enclave near Santa Barbara, where Simmons owns a weekend retreat(Snip)Simmons, one of the top donors to Republican "super PACs" in 2012, turned to the candidate and asked, "What on Earth can you do to save L.A.?" (Snip) By mid-January, Simmons had given $600,000 to an independent group backing James, making him the largest single contributor to any political committee affiliated with the L.A. mayor´s race — a sphere most often dominated by labor unions.

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$600K is small potatoes for Simmons, whose very large political donations are documented in the article.

      


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Reply 1 - Posted by: StormCnter, 2/18/2013 11:09:54 AM     (No. 9182901)

Good for Harold Simmons, funding credible out of state candidates in places where they can do some good.

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Reply 2 - Posted by: rosewater, 2/18/2013 11:44:53 AM     (No. 9182994)

I LOVE Kevin James. He was great on King of Queens

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Reply 3 - Posted by: Lalo, 2/18/2013 2:34:56 PM     (No. 9183366)

Me three, number two.

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