(Bloomberg) — A nonprofit led by prominent technology venture capitalist Matt Kohler has donated $200,000 to Nikki Haley’s presidential bid, joining a group of prominent corporate executives and Democratic donors. who have supported the Republican contender to retain Donald Trump. Out of the White House.
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According to disclosures to the Federal Election Commission posted publicly this week, the Pacific Environmental Coalition, a nonprofit registered in Palo Alto, California, transferred funds to SFA Fund Inc., a super political action committee supporting Haley, in late December. Had donated. Kohler, a former Facebook executive and current partner at venture capital firm Benchmark, has been identified in US tax filings as chairman of the alliance.
The nonprofit and Kohler did not immediately respond to requests for comment.
Several prominent Wall Street executives and wealthy Democratic donors, including LinkedIn co-founder Reid Hoffman, have donated to Haley, who is fueled by despair over the prospect of a rematch between Trump and President Joe Biden in November.
Haley is the last remaining major challenger to Trump, but she is in a long shot for the nomination after losing the first two contests in Iowa and New Hampshire and polls show her trailing the GOP nominee in South Carolina. , which is in primary position this month. According to a poll released Thursday, Haley trails Trump by 26 points in the state where she was born and served two terms as governor.
Donor support will be crucial if Haley intends to close the gap with Trump before South Carolina votes on February 24.
The Campaign Legal Center filed a complaint with the FEC in 2020, arguing that Kohler was using the Pacific Environmental Coalition…