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Assistant Professor of Political Science E.J. Fagan comments on conservative-issue advocacy groups’ fundraising in The Daily Beast

The Daily Beast talked to E.J. Fagan, UIC assistant professor of political science, about the significance of a Chicago industrialist’s $1.6 billion donation to a politically conservative group. 90-year-old Chicago industrialist billionaire Barre Seid had quietly offloaded his company to a conservative nonprofit—generating a mammoth zero-tax $1.6 billion payment towards the group. This event could set new precedents regarding the amount of money involved in future donations and may change the way ultra-rich political donors structure their gifts. Read more: