Skip to comments.Indiana sisters with history of opposing Pence donate millions to Dems
Posted on 09/19/2018 2:08:12 PM PDT by yesthatjallen
A pair of Indiana sisters whose family controls the largest shopping mall operator in the country have poured millions into supporting Democrats in the 2018 midterm elections, Politico reported Wednesday.
Deborah Simon and Cynthia Simon-Skjodt have reportedly poured a total of $5.5 million into a PAC supporting the election of Democrats to the Senate this election cycle, as well as thousands to individual Democratic candidates in Indiana and other states.
Politico reports the two have opposed Vice President Pence for years, ever since Pence was the state's governor. They are reportedly critical of Pence's conservative stances on health care, abortion and support for Indiana's law allowing businesses to refuse service to individuals on religious grounds.
"If you care about reproductive health care, which Debbie does, this is a guy who spent 12 years of his career" battling against causes she supports, a Democratic activist in the state told Politico.
Theyve found they can help philanthropically, whether its supporting a domestic violence center, Planned Parenthood, or women survivors of assault, former Democratic lieutenant governor candidate Christina Hale added. But in terms of long-term need, and to set people up for success, they have to get involved politically.
Their donations to the Senate Democrats' PAC and other combined contributions now amount to the seventh largest group of expenditures this political cycle, according to the website.
Other donations from the two sisters include millions to the political arm of Planned Parenthood, as well as organizations such as American Bridge 21st Century and the Democratic National Committee.
Democrats are hoping for a net gain of two Senate seats and 23 House seats in November to retake both chambers of Congress, though their lead on generic ballot polls has slipped to single-digits in recent weeks after polling higher towards the beginning of 2018.
A poll released Wednesday showed the party with just a 4-point lead over Republicans for potential control of the House in November.
Anyone from Indiana know anything about the turd sisters.
Inherited wealth of course. Probably never earned an honest dollar in their lives.
They are definitely not laying up treasures in Heaven.
The money that they spent fighting Pence might have fed a lot of babies. But that is the way liberals think — they want to spend other peoples money.
Based on the way that Hillary mismanages other peoples money, Democratic supporters need to get a grip on the idea that when you donate money to Democrats it immediately loses its value.
Cynthia shelled out a small fortune to get her name on Indiana Universirtys basketball arena a few years back.
No. But I know Simon Properties is huge and owns malls all over.
You forgot to tell us who to boycott next!
They would do well to donate their money to their.maybe their church. . .although considering their liberal ideas they probably aren’t attending much of one, if any. Abortion is murder . . .God is taking names.
Simon pretty much destroyed the malls they took over here in indiana and then just abandoned if the tax bills were too much leading to lots of blighted areas.
Of course they demanded a city park be torn down in Indianapolis to build their own corporate tower.
Hadnt realized they were this big in politics but its not surprising now in retrospect.
[ Other donations from the two sisters include millions to the political arm of Planned Parenthood, as well as organizations such as American Bridge 21st Century and the Democratic National Committee. ]
Well, well. Color me surprised.
The Simon brothers were a pair of Mensches. The yenta wives - not so much. The Simons own the Pacers NBA team and a bunch of shopping malls.
They look like Hillary’s cousins. Was their father Franklin Simon?
Sisters ... or lovers, ... possibly both ...
I wonder what Laz would do...?
They are deep in the movement.
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