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Peltz hosted Manchin for fundraiser featuring Republican megadonors


Nelson Peltz (left) and Joe Manchin

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Nelson Peltz was a Wall Street vet who hosted a $5,000 per-plate fundraiser to support Sen. Joe Manchin. It took place at billionaire Andrew Flanagan’s vast Florida estate. Top executives indicated that they hoped privately that the conservative Democrat would change parties and challenge President Joe Biden, CNBC reported.

A co-founder at Trian Partners’ investment fund, Peltz hosted Manchin and at most 50 others for lunch to raise funds for his reelection campaign. The private event was confidential so they did not want to reveal their identities.

Peltz spokeswoman confirmed the event was hosted by the veteran finance executive and reiterated his support for Manchin. Emails and calls to Manchin’s Capitol Hill campaign office were not immediately returned. Manchin stated previously that he doesn’t plan on switching parties.

“Mr. Peltz supports Mr. Manchin. In an email to CNBC, Anne Tarbell, Peltz’s spokeswoman said that he believes Mr. Manchin has been an elect politician who places country above party. Peltz told CNBCLast year, he spoke to Manchin weekly and was close friends for over a decade.

According to a person present at the event, Steve Schwarzman (Blackstone CEO) and Bernard Marcus, Home Depot cofounders, both of whom support Republicans were there as well. Leon Cooperman, an investor for many years, attended the luncheon. Cooperman has also contributed to lawmakers from both sides..Reps from Schwarzman Langone Marcus, Marcus, and Cooperman didn’t respond to requests for comment.

Manchin spoke to donors about his intentions to run in the 2024 election. He has previouslyHe said that he will decide whether to run for reelection in the 2022 midterms.

Peltz’s Palm Beach estate, Fla. is estimated to be worth $95 million. Virtual Globetrotting is a site that records billionaire mansions across the nation. It shows that Peltz’s beachfront home has an outdoor swimming pool and tennis courts. This venue was used for other events such as a fundraiser to support the then-current president.President Donald TrumpPeltz also has a daughter Nicola’s weddingTo be added earlier in the month Brooklyn BeckhamDavid Beckham’s son and ex-pop star Victoria Beckham, he is the father of a soccer legend named Jeremy.

Manchin’s opposition to key components of his party’s Biden’sAgenda has led previously to infusions of campaign donations by a variety of special interests includingThose on Wall Street or Silicon Valley. Democrats are dependent on Manchin for support as the swing vote when it comes to critical issues.

Manchin, for example, voted against Biden’s social spending bill worth $1.75 trillion known as Build back Better. He also resisted the idea of increasing corporate taxes by 21% to 28%. Although he stated his willingness to allow corporations to pay up to 25% for corporate taxes, A proposal by his party for an increase in corporate taxes was also rejected previously. wealth tax. He was also against Biden’s choice of Sarah Bloom Raskin to the Federal Reserve board. The climate change activist pulled her name out of consideration after CNBC reported Manchin’s opposition.

Federal Election Commission records show Marcus, Home Depot’s co-founder, contributed $2,900 to Manchin last month. Cooperman donated $5,000 in February. Schwarzman and Langone were not included in Manchin’s latest filing. Langone has donated in the past to Manchin’s West Virginia reelection campaign. campaignHis political action committeeLate last year. Langone gave Manchin high praises during the aforementioned interview. previousInterview with CNBC. He also stated that he would host a fundraiser for Manchin. Manchin’s campaign has raised $1.3million between January and March. The filing also shows that he still has $7 million.

Manchin stated to the attendees that he intends to run in the Senate reelection race as a Democrat. However, a few donors privately told him they hoped he would change parties and run as a Republican for President against Biden 2024.

A person said that Manchin was a candidate who would be able to win the Republican presidential primary in Republican and defeat Biden.