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Celebs, Lawmakers and Others Donate Last-Minute Cash to Massachusetts

Several last-minute donations in the Massachusetts Senate race caught my eye. While mining Martha Coakley’s and Scott Brown’s 48-hour filings with the Federal

Jul 31, 2020
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Several last-minute donations in the Massachusetts Senate race caught my eye. While mining Martha Coakley’s and Scott Brown’s 48-hour filings with the Federal Election Commission, I turned up these interesting donors:
-Curt Schilling, former Boston Red Sox pitcher, donated the maximum $2,400 to Brown. (And in case you’re wondering, this donation was made before Coakley called Schilling a Yankees fan.)
-Hank Williams Jr., country music star, donated $1,000 to Brown.
-Keith Stoltz of Stoltz Management donated $2,400 to Brown. Stoltz and his family have longstanding ties to Vice President Joe Biden and Democrats. A Stoltz real estate transaction with Biden made national news.
-Patricia Cornwell,bestselling crime writer, donated $2,400 to Coakley.
-Massachusetts Gov. Deval Patrickdonated $2,400 to Coakley on Jan. 9. Republicans have been linking Coakley to the unpopular Patrickin an attempt to drag Coakley down.
-Democratic Congressman John W. Olverof the 1st District and his wife each gave $2,400 to Coakley. Sen. Jeff Bingaman (D-N.M.) and his wife also donated to Coakley.
-Sens. Harry Reid’s (D-Nev.), Bingaman’s and Blanche Lincoln’s (D-Ark.) PACs are among those that made recent donations to Coakley.
-PACs related to Sens. Richard Lugar (R-Ind.) and John McCain (R-Ariz.) each donated money to Brown.
-The CEO of Dish Network, Charles Ergen, donated $2,400 to Coakley.
-The CEO and chairman of New Balance also both donated to Coakley.
Hannah Dreier conducted research for this post.
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