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Fox Parent Gives $1 Million to Republican Governor's Association

Ben Smith

News Corp., which owns Fox News and the New York Post, gave $1
million to Haley Barbour's Republican Governors Association this year,
according to the RGA's most recent filing.

The company's media outlets play politics more openly than most, but
the huge contribution to a party committee is a new step toward an open
identification between Rupert Murdoch's News Corp. and the GOP. The
company's highest-ranking Democratic executive, Peter Chernin, recently

The $1 million contribution this June 24 was first reported by Bloomberg and appears on the RGA's July 15 filing with the Internal Revenue Service.

The group's other seven-figure donor is the libertarian billionaire David Koch. 

UPDATE: News Corp. Spokesman Jack Horner emails, "News Corporation
believes in the power of free markets, and the RGA’s pro-business agenda
supports our priorities at this most critical time for our economy."

Tthe giant check to the RGA dwarfs low four-figure checks from Fox's PAC to Democrats including Harry Reid and Chuck Schumer.

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