(POLITICO) The Obama administration has nominated Cheryl Saban, wife of Israeli-American billionaireHaim Saban to be the U.S. representative to the upcoming session of the United Nations General Assembly.
Saban — a mega-donor who was at one time the top giver to the Democratic Party — has been intensely courted by the Obama campaign to try to level the playing field between the Democrats and big-money outside groups.
He was a staunch supporter of Hillary Clinton in 2008, and largely sat out the general election that year after President Obama clinched the nomination. But this cycle, he wrote a check to the Obama campaign for the first time. And over the summer, he finally donated $1 million to super PACs backing Democrats.
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