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The Center for Responsive Politics reports that Stephen Mandel Jr., who founded Greenwich’s Lone Pine Capital, and his wife have donated $9.3 million to Democrats and $100 to Republicans this year, making them the nation’s 20th most active political contributors.
The moves come just days after WWE Chairman and CEO Vince McMahon announced that Alpha Entertainment, the firm he created to oversee his alternative pro football league the XFL, was filing for bankruptcy.
Others on the Fortune list include Speaker of the House Nancy Pelosi, Democratic Presidential candidates Elizabeth Warren and Kamala Harris, and Ivanka Trump.
“I wish to thank the president and I will continue to be a strong advocate for him and his policies,” the Greenwich resident said.
A potential shake-up at the top of the Commerce Department would be a surprise, as President Trump has not publicly called Wilbur Ross’ performance into question.
Several U.S lawmakers, including U.S. Sens. Richard Blumenthal and Chris Murphy, have urged Stamford-based WWE to postpone the event while the investigation into a missing Washington Post columnist continues.
Brokaw voluntarily withdrew from the event after he was accused by a female ex-NBC reporter of repeated sexual misconduct during the 1990s.
Steve Bulger will oversee SBA activity in the region, which includes New York, New Jersey, Puerto Rico and the U.S. Virgin Islands.
“I’m absolutely, thoroughly enjoying what I’m doing, and I hope I’m making a difference," McMahon told the crowd at the Country Club of Darien.
Linda McMahon already resigned from WWE to launch two failed bids for the U.S. Senate.
U.S. Sens. Blumenthal and Murphy introduced their former political rival for consideration.