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GOP donors are worried about Trump. So they're donating millions to Paul Ryan's super PAC.


Donald Trump's unpredictable nature and lack of policy specifics have some major Republican donors concerned. 

So they're looking to keep the majority in the House of Representatives by donating loads of money to the Congressional Leadership Fund, a super PAC aligned with  Speaker Paul Ryan, according to CNN. 

House Speaker Paul Ryan of Wis., accompanied by House members, speaks during a ceremony on Capitol Hill in Washington, Friday, Sept. 9, 2016, marking the 15th anniversary of Sept. 11 attacks. (AP Photo/Molly Riley)

According to the group, it has seen record fundraising numbers this quarter. During the 2016 cycle, the super PAC has invested $20.7 million to win seats both new and already held, according to CNN. That's double what it spent in 2014. 

So far, money has been invested in these seats:  

  • Rep. Chris Gibson (R-NY) and Rep. Mike Fitzpatrick (R-PA) are retiring.
  • Rep. Joe Heck (R-NV) is running for Senate.
  • Rep. William Hurd (R-TX), Rep. Lee Zeldin (R-NY)  and Rep. David Young (R-IA) are being framed as Trump supporters by Democrats.
  • Rep. Ami Bera (D-CA) and Rep. Brad Ashford (D-NE)'s GOP opponents could oust them. 

This news is a little ironic to some, given that Trump actually donated to the CLF. 


Here's an example of a 2014 CLF ad that ran in Texas against Democratic Rep. Pete Gallego, the man who preceded Republican Rep. William Hurd. 

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