Why Do Hedge-Funders Love Greitens?
The $2 million anonymous contribution to Eric Greitens brings back the question of why a coastal hedge-funder would donate in the Republican gubernatorial primary.
The motivations of the other big donors seems clear enough. Rex Sinquefield wants incomes tax cuts; David Humphreys wants right to work; John Brunner wants to be governor.
A New York Times article earlier this week pointed at a possible reason: to make money, of course. See it here. Private equity firms are eager to use influence in state governments to aid whichever industry they’re operating in – could be payday loan businesses, golf course management, railroads or wherever they see the potential to make a profit…
Originally in July 19 MOScout