lunes, 17 de septiembre de 2012

Millonario de Chicago gastará 10 millones en anuncios contra Obama

Lo cuenta The Wall Street Journal:
A billionaire investor whose family owns the Chicago Cubs is pressing ahead with a multimillion-dollar pro-Republican political campaign, bucking a political furor that emerged when the effort first become public.

Joe Ricketts, the founder of what became online brokerage TD Ameritrade Inc., plans to spend $10 million airing ads supporting GOP nominee Mitt Romney and another $2 million to help Republicans running for Congress. The ads will begin airing this week.

The ads stack up as one of the biggest electioneering efforts by an individual in the 2012 election. National cable television spots will feature disaffected Obama supporters talking about why they plan to support Mr. Romney. Other TV ads will run in battlegrounds including Wisconsin, Virginia, Ohio and Iowa—states where Mr. Romney needs to do well.
Este hombre se une así a Sheldon Adelson, Harold Simmons y los hermanos Koch en una cerrada competición por ver quién es el individuo que más pasta va a invertir en las elecciones.

Este es el año de los multimillonarios gracias a la irrupción de los Super PACs en la campaña. Se calcula que, solo hasta el mes de julio, un exclusivo club de 26 super-millonarios había donado 61 millones a diferentes Super PACs. Hasta noviembre se espera que la cifra se multiplique.