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Key Trump Donor Mellon Kicks In Another $5M For RFK Jr., At Least $25M Total

A super PAC supporting Robert F. Kennedy Jr’s presidential campaign received $5 million in April from Timothy Mellon, the latest donation the 81-year-old banking heir has made to the independent candidate, according to a monthly filing released on Monday.

The donation from Mellon, who has been a key backer of Republican candidate Donald Trump in recent years, to the Kennedy-supporting American Values 2024 comes after already giving at least $20 million to the Kennedy super PAC.

American Values 2024 ended April with $20.85 million cash on hand, according to the filing with the Federal Election Commission, after spending to get Kennedy on state ballots and other expenses.

Mellon, a scion of the Pittsburgh-based Mellon banking family, has given the pro-Trump super PAC known as MAGA Inc at least $16.5 million since 2022. During the 2020 presidential election, Mellon gave at least $20 million to another pro-Trump super PAC, America First Action Inc.

Efforts by Reuters to contact Mellon for comment through a publisher were unsuccessful.

Kennedy would draw about 13% of national votes in a three-way matchup with Democratic President Joe Biden and Trump, a recent Reuters/Ipsos poll shows. It’s unclear whether he’d draw more from Democrats or Republicans; Reuters interviews show his fans include former supporters of both Democratic President Joe Biden and Trump.

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