News Corp. Made Second $1M Donation to GOP Group

US Chamber of Commerce the recipient of Rupert Murdoch's cash
By Emily Rauhala,  Newser User
Posted Oct 1, 2010 5:54 AM CDT
Updated Oct 1, 2010 6:42 AM CDT
Rupert Murdoch, taking a moment.   (AP Photo/Cliff Owen)

(Newser) – It turns out that Fox News parent company News Corp. didn't make one $1 million donation to a GOP-linked group over the summer: It made two. The beneficiary of Rupert Murdoch's largesse is none other than the US Chamber of Commerce, a Republican-aligned business lobby that is running a "aggressive" effort to get conservatives back in Congress, reports Politico. News Corp. already gave a cool million to the Republican Governor's Association in June.

Though it wouldn't confirm or comment on the donation, the chamber did say it plans to spend $75 million in connection with the 2010 election, and has pushed significant amounts of money to Republican Senate candidates.

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