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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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Visduh Oct. 30, 2012 @ 2:16 p.m.

After liquidating almost all of his known tangible assets, this is a surprise. It appeared as if he was amassing a pile of cash, and would be unlikely to part with much of it. Of course, compared to some of the gifting he and his mother did back in the heyday, this is chump change.


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