Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gop Gets $1 Million from Amway Founder

Newspaper article St Louis Post-Dispatch (MO)

Gop Gets $1 Million from Amway Founder

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* Richard DeVos' "soft money" donation is one of the largest ever by an individual donor.

The founder of Amway Corp. gave $1 million to the Republican Party last month, one of the biggest single contributions ever by an individual donor.

Richard DeVos, a longtime Republican supporter said to be worth $3.2 billion, and his wife, Helen, wrote two $500,000 checks on April 2 from their personal accounts, Federal Election Commission records state. DeVos, 71, is overseas awaiting a heart transplant and could not be reached for comment. But a company official said DeVos donated the money after GOP leaders asked for help in whittling away millions in debts incurred in last year's election campaigns. The Republican Party says it still has $5.5 million in debt from the last election. DeVos and other wealthy donors are allowed to give unlimited amounts of money to the political parties under the so-called soft money provision, now under heavy criticism as the investigation into political fund-raising abuses broadens. …

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