News Corp. Donates $1 Million to G.O.P. Governors

By Andrew Gauthier 

The New York Times

The News Corporation, controlled by Rupert Murdoch, contributed $1 million to the Republican Governors Association this summer, the Bloomberg news service reported this week.

The donation makes News Corporation the Republican group’s single “biggest corporate donor,” according to Bloomberg.


Large contributions to so-called 527 groups like the governors’ association by media companies are relatively rare, said Dave Levinthal, a spokesman for, a Web site operated by the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics. More…