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Billionaire GOP Donor Won't Donate to Those Who Don't Back Gun Control

Billionaire GOP Donor Won't Donate to Those Who Don't Back Gun Control

Hundreds of high school and middle school students from the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia staged walkouts and gather in front of the Capitol in support of gun control in the wake of the Florida shooting February 14, 2018 in Washington, D.C. (Olivier Douliery/AFP/Getty Images)

By    |   Monday, 26 February 2018 10:57 AM

South Florida billionaire Mike Fernandez, a major donor for Republicans, said he won't contribute to any politician who does not support gun control.

His comments came in an interview with WLRN in Miami.

"I will not give one cent to anyone who does not support major change regarding military-type weapons being sold," Fernandez said.

His comments came after 17 people were shot and killed at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School in Parkland, Florida.

"It's impossible not to be touched by what happened and moved into action," he said.

Fernandez and the companies under his control, have contributed almost $7 million since the 2014 election cycle, WLRN reported, citing contribution records. The money went to more than a dozen candidates and to more than a dozen different political action committees and across at least 10 states. Most of the candidates were Republicans, WLRN said.

Meanwhile, Al Hoffman Jr., another top GOP donor, has said he would no longer contribute to candidates or groups, "unless they all support a ban on assault weapons."

"I will not write another check unless they all support a ban on assault weapons," he said. "Enough is enough!"

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