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Marco Rubio

$60.2M raised (Out)

Republican, U.S. Senator - Florida

With heavy hitting donors across several industries, including Wall Street and Silicon Valley, Florida's junior senator is well-positioned to play the long game.

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Sheldon Adelson

Sheldon Adelson

  • Casino magnate
  • Top issues
  • Support for Israel
  • Banning online gambling
  • Lower taxes

Rubio has made no secret of courting casino billionaire Sheldon Adelson. He co-sponsored a bill in summer 2015 to ban online gambling, Adelson's No. 1 political priority. In 2012, Adelson and his wife Miriam spent $93 million, making them the cycle's biggest donors.

Norman Braman

Norman Braman

  • Auto dealer
  • $6 million donated to Marco Rubio this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Lower taxes
  • Cancer research

Braman and Rubio have a long personal history, as detailed early in the campaign by The New York Times. Braman, an 83-year-old Miami businessman, hired Rubio as a lawyer and has since given financial support to the senator's campaigns and to his home life. Rubio has turned public funding toward Braman's pet philanthropic causes, including cancer research.

Larry Ellison

Larry Ellison

  • Internet entrepreneur
  • $3 million donated to Marco Rubio this cycle
  • Top issues
  • Immigration reform

America's third-richest man (the Koch brothers rank fifth) held a 2014 fundraiser for Rand Paul but pledged support for Rubio with a hefty early donation. For Rubio, having Oracle CEO Ellison — with a net worth of $47.5 billion — in his corner is a huge get.

Laura Perlmutter

Laura Perlmutter

  • Philanthropist
  • $2 million donated to Marco Rubio this cycle

Perlmutter is a philanthropist and the wife of Marvel Entertainment CEO Isaac Perlmutter.

Paul Singer

Paul Singer

  • Hedge fund manager
  • Top issues
  • Deregulating Wall Street

Hedge fund manager Paul Singer is one of the GOP's most sought-after donors and very influential on Wall Street. After being courted by Rubio and Jeb Bush, he committed to Marco by November.

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