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