Further Proof that the Democrats are the party of BIG money.Â The son of Warren Buffet’s partner Charles Munger Jr., Philip Munger, is responsible raising a million of the $1.6 million raised by Democrats in Virginia this year.
Even factoring in the $3.2 million that Gov. Terry McAuliffe (D) raised through his political action committee, Mungerâ€™s money accounts for more than $1 for every $5 that the governor has raised through the party and his PAC ahead of critical state elections, which on Tuesday will determine control of the state Senate.
Philip Munger is a resident of NY with no obvious connection to Virginia, other than McAuliffe.
Munger has delivered four checks this year to the party â€” one for $100,000, two for $250,000 and one for $400,000. Officials with the state party and the governorâ€™s PAC declined to discuss Mungerâ€™s largesse in detail, sticking to broad appreciation.
Republican Party Chairman John Whitbeck prefers his party’s numerous smaller, grassroots, donors,
â€œWeâ€™re proud of the fact that our donors have given everything from $1 to $50,000, good people and hard-working Virginians that invest in our party,â€ Whitbeck said. â€œHe [Munger] doesnâ€™t have a vote. If heâ€™s trying influence Virginia elections, Tuesday will tell us what heâ€™s getting for his million dollars.â€