Billionaire Jennifer Pritzker made a contribution to Joe Biden’s marketing campaign final month.
Courtesy of Tawani Enterprises, Inc.
Billionaire Jennifer Pritzker gave $2,000 to Joe Biden’s presidential marketing campaign final month, in keeping with information filed with the Federal Election Fee this week. It’s a small sum for a billionaire, however notable nonetheless, provided that she poured greater than $250,000 into committees supporting Donald Trump 4 years in the past.
Pritzker is an inheritor to the Hyatt lodges fortune, a retired Military lieutenant colonel and the world’s solely recognized transgender billionaire. She supported Trump throughout his 2016 run, however after Trump introduced a transgender navy ban on Twitter in 2017, she shortly spoke out in opposition to it.
In July 2017 she referred to as his tweets “careless” in a Chicago Solar-Instances opinion piece, and wrote, “President Trump’s statement hurts our armed forces and shows a callous disregard for the rights of American citizens. Furthermore, it shows little or no effort on the president’s part to thoughtfully consider the issue.”
“I have hoped the Republican Party would reform from within and end its assault on the LGBTQ community,” Pritzker wrote later, in a Washington Put up opinion piece addressing transgender navy service, printed final yr. “When the GOP asks me to deliver six- or seven-figure contributions for the 2020 elections, my first response will be: Why should I contribute to my own destruction?”
Pritzker, who additionally donated $2,000 to the marketing campaign of libertarian candidate Jo Jorgenson and $27,000 to the Libertarian Nationwide Committee, is certainly one of a number of billionaire Pritzker heirs to offer cash to Biden’s presidential marketing campaign. Jennifer’s billionaire cousin Penny Pritzker, who served within the Obama Administration cupboard as secretary of commerce, has hosted a minimum of one fundraiser for Biden. One other cousin, John Pritzker, has given a minimum of $650,000 to pro-Biden super-PACs this yr.
Final yr, Jennifer Pritzker donated $1,000 to the presidential marketing campaign of former South Bend, Indiana, mayor Pete Buttigieg.
It’s not clear if Jennifer plans to supply any extra assist to Biden earlier than November. A consultant for Pritzker didn’t reply to a query asking how a lot cash she’s keen to place behind the previous vice chairman.