Eclectic mix of donors in race to succeed Cantor


WASHINGTON (AP) — The race to succeed House Majority Leader Eric Cantor has attracted donations from Sarah Palin and Emmy-winning TV producer Jonathan Littman, as both Republican and Democratic candidates reap the benefits of Cantor's upset loss in last month's GOP primary.

Republican Dave Brat picked up $5,000 from Palin's political action committee, along with donations from several other GOP PACs.

Democrat Jack Trammell received $2,600 from Littman, a producer for Jerry Bruckheimer TV and $250 from theater producer Susan Dietz. Both live in California.

Brat has raised $400,000, while Trammell, who started later, raised $155,000 in the most recent reporting period.

Brat won the June 10 Republican primary by portraying Cantor as a Washington insider out of touch with his Richmond, Virginia-area congressional district.

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