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Meet the GOP Megadonor Who Funds Planned Parenthood And Wants Republicans To Fight Climate Change

Megadonor Andrew Sabin Has Given Money to Jeb Bush, Ted Cruz… and Planned Parenthood?


“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:

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