Citadel Founder A Nonpartisan Fundraiser, But Prefers McCain

Jul 17 2008 | 9:10am ET

Kenneth Griffin has raised money for his hometown’s presidential candidate, Sen. Barack Obama (D-Ill.), but the presumptive Democratic nominee shouldn’t expect the Citadel Investment Group founder’s vote in November.

Griffin recently organized a fundraiser for Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz.), the presumptive Republican nominee for president, and prefers McCain to Obama, The New York Times reports. McCain’s campaign released an updated list of so-called “bundlers,” fundraisers who have collected more than $50,000 each, this week, quadrupling the length of the list to more than 400 names. Among the names on the list was Griffin, who has railed more than $50,000 for each candidate.

Griffin hosted an Obama fundraiser at his Chicago-based firm last year.

RELATED STORIES

Hedgies Vote Obama With Their Wallets


In Depth

Humble in Hofstra...One Debate an Election Can Make

Sep 26 2016 | 10:20am ET

Tonight's U.S. Presidential debate, infamously coined the “Humbling in Hofstra...

Lifestyle

Vortic: Reimagining the Custom Wristwatch

Sep 27 2016 | 7:24pm ET

American watch manufacturer Vortic, which started out restoring antique pocket watch...

Guest Contributor

Hedge Fund Marketing – Tips for Your Initial Sales Meeting

Sep 29 2016 | 5:46pm ET

There are two main goals a hedge fund should have for an initial in-person sales...