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  • While answering "How much money did Obama's Ebola czar Ron Klain donate to the Democratic Party? " I started wondering why? He - clearly a very powerful and successful and rich lawyer - donated so little compared to his cohort:

    In the 2008 election cycle, the industry contributed a massive $234 million to federal political candidates and interests , 76 percent of which went to Democratic candidates and committees. (opensecrets)

    Also, (NYT) and (Fox News), for balance.

  • As someone who works in a company that places official restrictions on political donations due to various regulations, it seems possible to me that similar restrictions may have played a role; however, I'm completely unfamiliar with whether any political donation limits exist in government positions that this individual held.

  • As such:

    Are/were there specific restrictions on political donations for any of the positions that Wikipedia lists for Ron Klain for 1998-2008 time period, government or private sector?

  • We're assuming that everyone participates in corruption given the chance. – LateralFractal Oct 30 '14 at 22:01
  • What's the deal with Ron Klain/Klein? Is this what this site is supposed to be about? Also, is his name “Klain” or “Klein”? As a non-US person, all this seems mysterious… – Relaxed Oct 31 '14 at 7:04
  • @Relaxed - If you read carefully, it's about general positions he held, not about him. If you see a misspelling, feel free to edit. – user4012 Oct 31 '14 at 7:13
  • @DVK As far as I am concerned, it's a distinction without a difference. I never heard of him and just see several questions vaguely related to some obscure US figure popping up so I am just a bit puzzled. And I have no idea what's his name is. – Relaxed Oct 31 '14 at 7:18
  • @Relaxed - if you bother looking at my answer on another question, you'll realize that it's NOT an "obscure figure". And feel free to ignore US-centric questions if you don't like US politics. I added united-states tag to this one. – user4012 Oct 31 '14 at 7:20

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