“Andrew Sabin gave Republicans so much money in 2012 that he accidentally went over a limit on how much individuals could donate to federal candidates and party committees,” began a story in the Washington Post in 2014. Sabin is the owner of a New York-based precious-metals refining business and a major political donor as well as philanthropist.
He was in the top 100 individuals giving to candidates and parties in 2014, spending more than $243,000 that year, more than twice the previous limits.
Sabin has a particular interest in environmental causes and climate change. A Wall Street Journal story from earlier this year was headlined, “Wealthy Jeb Bush Supporter Aims to Push Him to Combat Climate Change.” And just a year ago, he gave $3.5 million to fight climate change through the courts.
Sabin’s gotten behind Jeb Bush for the 2016 Presidential nomination, and he supported Mitt Romney in 2012. He’s given to a wide variety of candidates and political action committees, including American Crossroads, the Republican National Committee and Ted Cruz (R-Texas), Joni Ernst (R-Iowa), Cory Gardner (R-Colo.) and Mitch McConnell (R-Ky.).
Sabin is also a donor to Planned Parenthood, both to his local affiliate and to the Planned Parenthood Federation of America. His foundation grants Planned Parenthood annual gifts of $5,000, enough to get him invited to parties where he hobnobs with leaders of the country’s largest abortion corporation, including Cecile Richards: