These Philadelphia VIPs Donated Over $1.7 Million to Mitt Romney and Barack Obama Since 2011

See who Jennifer Weiner, Ed Snider, Questlove and Brook Lenfest gave their money to.

With the debates officially and thankfully behind us and Election Day just around the corner, we thought we would see who is giving what to Barack Obama and Mitt Romney. Below are some of the candidates’ more prominent Philadelphia-area contributors and their contributions* based on information provided by the Federal Election Commission.

Barack Obama Contributors

Mel HeifetzLGBT Activist$1,053,300
Ronald RubinPREIT$65,000
Rhonda and David L. CohenComcast$57,800
Harold "Gerry" LenfestThe Lenfest Group$45,800
Suze OrmanAuthor$45,400
Shanin SpecterKline & Spectuer$35,800
Suzanne and Ralph RobertsComcast$35,000
Abdur-Rahim IslamUniversal Companies (Kenny Gamble)$25,000
Sheldon BonovitzComcast$22,500
Glen SenkUrban Outfitters$22,500
Arthur MakadonBallard Spahr$20,000
Daniel Berger Berger & Montague$17,000
Leonard KlehrLubert-Adler$15,000
Stephen StarrRestaurateur$10,000
Judith von SeldeneckDiversified Search$10,000
Joseph WazComcast$10,000
Steve WojdakWodjak Associates$10,000
Michael SklaroffBallard Spahr$6,000
QuestloveThe Roots$5,800
Eric BlatsteinOTG Management (Brother of Bart Blatstein)$5,500
Mark AldermanCozen O'Connor$5,000
Amy BanseComcast$5,000
Neil OxmanThe Campaign Group$5,000
Larry CeislerCeisler Media$4,500
Keith LeaphartReplica Design$3,750
Kevin FeeleyBellevue Communications$3,500
Bill Miller IVRoss Associates$2,500
Lynn HonickmanPhilanthropist$2,000
James TimberlakeKieran Timberlake$1,000
Jennifer WeinerAuthor$1,000


Mitt Romney Contributors

Ira LubertLubert-Adler$42,500
Gretchen BurkeComcast$40,800
Robert AsherAsher's Chocolates$20,750
John ConwayCrown Holdings$7,500
David AdelmanCampus Apartments$5,000
Vernon Hill Pet Plan$5,000
Alan HorwitzCampus Apartments$5,000
Raymond PerelmanRGP Holdings$5,000
Ed SniderComcast-Spectacor$5,000
Brian TierneyBrian Communications Group$5,000
James J. KimAmkor Technology$5,000
Frank BinswangerBinswanger Real Estate$4,000
Fred ShabelComcast-Spectacor$3,750
Steve CordascoCordasco Financial/1210-AM Host$2,500
Michael Forman Franklin Square Capital Partners$2,500
Peter GoldThe Gold Grouo$2,500
Carl PrimaveraKlehr Harrison$2,500
James BeasleyBeasley Firm$2,500
Michael GeorgeQVC$2,500
William SassoStradley Ronen$2,500
Brook LenfestPhilanthropist$2,500
Bill GilesPhiladelphia Phillies$2,500
Charles PizziConsultant (Former Tasty Baking)$2,000
Joe Zuritsky Parkway Corporation$1,000
Joseph CoradinoPREIT$1,000

* Contributions include individual contributions made directly to the candidate as well as some contributions made to PACs.

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  • Jackie

    I just wish I could afford to donate even as much as the smallest contributor to Mitt Romney’s campaign, but it’s so hard making ends meet. I have been able to give a total of about $75 and am proud to have done that.
    Chris, what you said this morning about your way of giving to the campaign is so true. You’ve given possibly most of your waking moments in this last 1 1/2 years toward seeing that Mitt Romney becomes our next President, and you should be very proud of yourself for that!! You’ve certainly given it your ALL!!

  • zbone95

    Man the blitzes they did with Kendricks and Ryans were so exciting to watch. Hitting rg3 after almost every of his passes got me so excited. They may not be perfect, but they played with heart, intensity, and physicality yesterday. Tackled well, wrapped up. Fundamental football is all we could ask for. Good performance but lots of work to do.

    • anon

      Seeing success is exciting, great for moral, can only hope they will improve on the performance and gather confidence as we head into tougher games.

    • Mr. Wu

      for me the it was just great to see aggression…..from the never ending blitzes to the basic attitude of the players it was just intense and aggressive

      • #7

        Man Kendricks slammed the hell out of RGKnee on one play. Beautiful

        • aub32

          It looked like a rock bottom.

        • All In Eagles

          He did it with one arm too!! Haha, love it.

        • BIGJES

          WWE style

      • Yup! Finally. I can’t wait to see this D come together and dominate.

    • 1972

      Those blitzes reminded me of pittsburg last night.Lat year vanilla ass wide nine made me sick to my stomach.. Take some damn chances and and play man to man!!! I love it!!!

  • EaglesFanInAZ

    Typo: Animated, he was demonstrating how was able to get a Redskins player down with a swipe of his powerful arm.

    Should be Animated, he was demonstrating how he was able to get a Redskins player down with a swipe of his powerful arm.

  • jabostick

    I hope Cole is this year what DeMeco was last year: lots of concerns in the preseason but when the real games started, super solid, dependable, leader.

    The more dependable Ryans and Cole can be, I think it allows Kendricks to run around like a wild man and be a game changer

  • Will

    Said all along the Front 7 of this Defense flashed beast Mode and was primed to break out… wow they didn’t disappoint!!!!!!!

  • #7

    I’m more proud of the defense than anything. They played with aggression that we haven’t seen in years. It was fun to watch. Welcome back Trent Cole

  • cliff henny

    shakes and 12 hrs sleep trent…king dunlap is up next!

  • Run Eagles Run

    and of course there were lovely commenters here that thought he should be cut… LOL! ACHO STILL A FREE AGENT

  • TXEaglesFan

    There was something about the d in the first half when they lined up that we haven’t seen in years. Dare I say menacing. Barwin looked like he was ready to explode when he lined up. They didn’t look like that much in the second half, but I think Davis wanted to simplify and not show too much. They held on and that was enough. Now about the corners, what is the injury status for Williams, fletcher, and Boykin?

    • cliff henny

      looked to me like a defense that knows it has an offense that can erase any mistakes in 2 mins. played aggressive and looking to make plays. loved fact that ‘skins had trouble once reaching redzone too, plus 2 pnt conversion was blown up. that last 1/3 game defensive strategy was too conservative, along with offense. hopefully kelly learned valuable lesson, in new nfl no lead is safe.

  • Weapon Y

    There are some lingering issues with the secondary undoubtedly. I was really impressed by the front seven though. Cole and Kendricks were awesome. I was happy that Graham got a decent amount of snaps too. I still think Curry belongs on the field. Hopefully Davis will come around on him.

  • EuropeanEagle

    Speaking of Dunlap, how did he do for the Chargers ?

    • #7

      Probably still a turnstile master

  • hillbillybirdsfan

    I expected the adjustment to the new position to take longer. Kudos to Trent, he looked great last night.

  • anon

    Eagles re-sign Hughes. No Kerry Rhodes (this year)

  • anon

    Someone called into eagles live asking about Kerry Rhodes — our voices are being heard.

  • aub32

    Once again to those fans who were so down on this guy after one poor season, last year was the abberation. Look at all the problems with the defense and its coaching staff. Cole showed us what we have come to expect of him. He had a great game last night, and I am happy for this team; and I guess it’s a great thing that many of you are on the couch playing Madden/ Fantasy football instead of being an actual GM.

  • 1972

    i was so wrong about Trent.. he’s not spent at all it was the scheme the last few years I guess.. he cant cover , but damn hes a beast rushing and stopping the run.Sorry Trent

    • All In Eagles

      haha, same here. I still worry about playing the Broncos and having Trent in coverage so much more but let’s see what happens.

      • Will

        Safety play will be key, tough playing in Mile High Altitude, will be interesting…..RGIII had time last night was a bit off………..not gonna be the case with Peyton Manning….

  • Warhound

    Hey guys – I’m assuming we’ll see from you a breakdown of how many times the Eagles rushed 3 guys, 4 guys, 5 guys, etc.

  • dislikedisqus

    I feel we could get rid of “DE” & “LB” and just call him “Edge rusher”.