Ukrainian-born billionaire Len Blavatnik, who holds dual U.S.-U.K. citizenship, used to be a fairly run-of-the-mill campaign contributor, donating relatively modest amounts in a bipartisan fashion — and then the 2016 election cycle hit.
Beginning in 2015, Blavatnik lavished contributions on Republicans, with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell alone on the receiving end of $3.5 million between 2015 and 2017.
Via Dallas News:
Blavatnik contributed a total of $3.5 million to a PAC associated with Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, R-Ky. Blavatnik contributed $1.5 million to the GOP Senate Leadership Fund PAC in the name of Access Industries and another $1 million in the name of AI-Altep Holdings during the 2015/2016 election season. And as of September 2017, he had contributed another $1 million this year through AI–Altep.
Blavatnik, whose family emigrated to the U.S. in the late 1970s, is a longtime business associate of Russian oligarchs Oleg Deripaska and Viktor Vekselberg, both of whom have ties to Russian President Vladimir Putin.
Along with McConnell, Republican Senators Marco Rubio and Lindsey Graham received hefty sums from Blavatnik as well.
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Apr 10, 2019
OF COURSE HE DID!
Jan 24, 2019
Yes a d his wife family are the Drug cartel. This corruption and disfunfion is giving them billions. The NRA has lost of A people all got money and are compromised on national security.
Jan 21, 2019
Senate Republicans, you elected this Russian Shill majority leader. Fix it!
Jan 21, 2019
Kentucky, you elected this Russian Shill! Fix it!
Dec 10, 2018
Dec 4, 2018
What they need to investigate now is how much money McConnell has got from the Chinese too.
Dec 4, 2018
wish everyone else can see it that way But they don't to them with this traitor buisness and all the corruption, it comes with the job and its dandy ok for them to acceted it
Nov 17, 2018
Oh… you’re SUCH a Heckler!
Nov 13, 2018
The republicans don’t hide where there money comes from the democrats do ask crooked Hilary Clinton where hers come from and she will delete every email in the server just too make sure she’s a complete disgrace
Oct 5, 2018
It all adds up doesn't it. The whole Republican leadership has engaged in fraud, followed by obstruction of justice, all to hide their bad deeds. They have sold us all out.