Alex Kane reports (25 October 2013):
In late July and early August, a newly formed Super PAC called the Mobilization Fund dropped $532,000 in cash on Booker. The money was used for the "pro-Booker ground game – canvassing operations, literature and telephone calls," according to the Center for Public Integrity's Adam Wollner.
According to tax records I reviewed the Mobilization Fund only has six donors. They are all hedge fund leaders or corporate CEOs, and 4 of the 6 are big on Israel. Here they are:...
- Cousins Laurie and Andrew Tisch gave a little less – $50,000 – to the Super PAC, they're likewise big on promoting Israel. Andrew Tisch was a trustee at the Jewish Communal Fund in 2001 when they gave over $76,000 to the media group CAMERA, which badgers news outlets to take a more pro-Israel view, and $102,400 to the AIPAC-affiliated American Israel Education Fund. While he was president of the Jewish Communal Fund in 2003, $100,000 was given to Nefesh B'Nefesh, which promotes American Jews emigrating to Israel, including to West Bank settlements. Tisch has also been a trustee for a number of years at the AIPAC-spinoff think tank called the Washington Institute for Near East Policy.
- Laurie Tisch , is the vice president of the Tisch Foundation. In 2005, the fund gave $15,000 to the American Jewish Committee and $50,000 to the Anti-Defamation League.
Both Tisches and Fux also gave directly to Booker 's Senate campaign in addition to another pro-Booker PAC. Michael Steinhardt, another pro-Israel hedge funder who gives lots of money to Birthright, spent $5,000 on CoryPAC this year. And Booker was helped by NORPAC, a pro-Israel donor group. In April, for instance, NORPAC raised over $100,000 for the Senator-elect.