One of the founders of Facebook, Dustin Moskovitz has given an additional $15 million to the Democratic election campaign just one month after donating $20 million to suddenly become one of the Democrats largest donors.
Moskovitz is a well known philanthropist, but has never given these amounts to a political cause.
In the days after Moskovitz’s money landed, the party’s leading finance operatives struggled to control their excitement at the prospect of finally having an answer to Republicans’ Sheldon Adelson in the shape of a Silicon Valley titan like the ones Democrats have been chasing after for well over a decade.
“This is a unicorn-type campaign gift — you just don’t see someone basically walk into a campaign without a significant track record of activity and contribute at this level,” said veteran Democratic strategist Chris Lehane, a Clinton White House alum who works closely with top party donors in Silicon Valley.
Many believe Moskovitz’s involvement in politics is simply to stop Donald Trump. In September, Moskovitz wrote,“The Republican Party, and Donald Trump in particular, is running on a zero-sum vision, stressing a false contest between their constituency and the rest of the world. We believe their positions, especially on immigration, which purport to improve the lives of Americans, would in practice hurt citizens and noncitizens alike. In contrast, the Democratic Party, and Hillary Clinton in particular, is running on a vision of optimism, pragmatism, inclusiveness and mutual benefit.”
This is FANTASTIC for the Democratic Party as it gives much needed cash in the final days of the campaign.