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Mercer Supports Altschuler With $500k

Head of the Harbor resident and hedge fund manager donated to super PAC supporting Randy Altschuler.

Local hedge fund manager Robert Mercer – previously reported to have donated to super PACs supporting Mitt Romney – has jumped into the local ring, according to a Think Progress report, supporting First Congressional Candidate Randy Altschuler, R-St. James, with $500,000.

Mercer, the co-CEO of East Setauket-based Renniasance Technologies, was reported to have supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney.

Prosperty First Inc., a super PAC supporting Altschuler, was created in April and stated in its most recent report that Mercer contributed the majority of the $635,000 raised in its first few months. The group has purchased nearly $275,000 in ads so far.

Click here to read the entire report on Think Progress.

EG September 11, 2012 at 05:08 PM
He had to counter his boss, Lord Jim
Paul Hart September 11, 2012 at 10:11 PM
"Some day, and that day may never come, I will call upon you to do a service for me. But uh, until that day, accept this justice as a gift on my daughter's wedding day." Don Corleone
Bye Bye Romney September 13, 2012 at 12:46 AM
"Don Corleone, I am honored and grateful that you have invited me to your home on the wedding day of your daughter. May their first child be a masculine child." And may this small gift assure me of great personal tax breaks like you gave to our family in Nevada.
Paul Hart September 14, 2012 at 11:04 PM
Looks like Randy's campaign may soon be "sleeping with the fishes".

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