FTX ex-CEO Sam Bankman-Fried, who took millions from investors and gave it to Democrats and Republicans like Sen. Lisa Murkowski, also donated nearly $10,000 to the Alaska Democratic Party in 2022.
The Alaska Democratic Party is by far the richest political party in the 49th state and has done most of its raising funds from Outside in this election cycle. Between 2021 and 2022, the party has raked in $1,597,580.45, compared with just $748,435.46 for the Alaska Republican Party for the same cycle, as reported at the Federal Election Commission.
For a party that only represents 13.5% of the voters of Alaska, that’s an overwhelming advantage in fundraising, and results of the 2022 election are proof. The party has convinced Alaska voters to elect Congresswoman Mary Peltola, who represents the party’s farthest left wing.
The more that $1.5 million represents just the ADP’s federal account, which can be used for almost anything in funding party operations.
The Alaska Republican Party, while outmatched in fundraising by the Democrats, raises nearly all of its money from inside Alaska. The largest donors to the federal account for the ARP are under $2,700 a year.
Bankman-Fried, the crypto-crook holed up in the Bahamas, wasn’t the only rich outsider who has been influencing Alaska elections through donations to the Alaska Democratic Party. George Soros, the Democrat mega-donor who funds Democrat operations all around the country, also donated $10,000. After Soros, Bankman-Fried is the largest donor to Democrat campaigns in this cycle.
A partial list of the biggest Outside donors to the Alaska Democratic Party this year:
$18,500 – Jennifer Duda, pediatrician, Palo Alto, California.
$18,600 – Kenneth Duda, Linked In Chief Technical Officer, Palo Alto, California.
$10,000 – Reid Garret Hoffman, chairman LinkedIn, Palo Alto.
$20,000 – Democrat Rep. John Trone and his wife; Maryland.
$10,000 – Stacy Schusterman, heir to an oil fortune, Sampson Energy Co., Oklahoma.
$10,000 – Fred Eychaner, CEO of News Web Corp., Chicago, Illinois.
$10,000 – Joey Kaempfer, real estate developer, Virginia.
$10,000 – Deborah Simon, shopping mall scion, Indiana.
$10,000 – George Soros, investor, New York.
$9,756 – Sam Bankman-Fried, CEO Alameda Research, subsidiary of FTX, Nassau, Bahamas.
$9,270 – George M. Marcus, Marcus & Millichap, Palo Alto Real Estate, California.
$9,900 – Kevin Rowe, K. Rowe Investments, LLC., Santa Fe, New Mexico.
$8,700 – Michael Carter Mathieu, Front Seat Web Development, Seattle, in-kind data analytics.
$7,200 – Eric Schmidt, manager, Hillspire, Anaheim, California.
$7,127 – Federated Indians of Graton Rancheria, California.
$7,127 – Arthur Blank, Blank Family Businesses, Georgia.
$9,300 – Glen Tullman, CEO, Transcarent, Chicago.
$6,440 – Seth Woodbury MacFarlane, actor, Hollywood.
$5,204 – Puyallup Tribe of Indians, Washington.