Thursday, August 12, 2010

GM's new CEO is a big donor to Republicans (REPORT)

As CNBC pointed out this morning, the first meeting Daniel Akerson - the incoming CEO of newly recovered car company General Motors - will have with Obama's Democratic administration should be rather interesting. There are a number of reasons as to why this is, but perhaps the most compelling is that Akerson has become known as a rather generous donor to the president's opponents. 

According to the report filed by the business network earlier today, Akerson has donated a little under $50,000 to Republican causes in the past two election cycles alone. 

In the last presidential election, it was reported, Akerson 'lavished' money on Obama's fierce rival, Arizona senator John McCain - who ultimately lost when November came around. [CNBC]
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