Jeff Smith 6 p.m., Oct. 8
David Copley gives more than $45,000 to Romney and Republicans
David Copley, the heir to the Copley fortune who retired from the newspaper publishing business in 2009 when he sold his flagship paper the Union Tribune to Beverly Hills–based Platinum Equity, has not retired from giving money to politicians.
Late last month, on September 24, Copley, who lists his occupation as "Copley Newspapers/SD Tribune," gave $30,800 to the Republican National Committee. That same day, the former media-magnate also tossed an additional $2,500 Mitt Romney's way.
Since August 2011, Copley has given Romney's campaign a total of $5,000 and also donated $10,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Campaign. In all, the 60-year old multi-millionaire has contributed a total of $45,800 during this election cycle.
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