Further Proof that the Democrats are the party of BIG money. 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, Munger’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 — one for $100,000, two for $250,000 and one for $400,000. Officials with the state party and the governor’s PAC declined to discuss Munger’s largesse in detail, sticking to broad appreciation.
Republican Party Chairman John Whitbeck prefers his party’s numerous smaller, grassroots, donors,
“We’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,” Whitbeck said. “He [Munger] doesn’t have a vote. If he’s trying influence Virginia elections, Tuesday will tell us what he’s getting for his million dollars.”