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From real estate barons to recycling magnates, who gave what to whom.

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TOTAL GIVEN

% GIVEN TO DEMOCRATS

% GIVEN TO REPUBLICANS

% GIVEN TO PACS AND THIRD-PARTY CANDIDATES

Miles and Parker Collier
Florida real estate and agriculture

$635,669

0%

16%

84%

Ben and Melanie Barnes
Texas real estate

$287,400

100%

0%

0%

James and Pamela Deal
Minnesota crop insurance company

$280,250

98%

0%

2%

George and Olga Tsunis
New York hotels, shopping malls

$263,331

94%

6%

0%

Fred Eychaner
Chicago-based Newsweb

$259,700

32%

0%

68%

Jackson Stephens Jr.
Arkansas pharmaceutical exec

$258,206

0%

36%

64%

John and Wendy Neu
New York recycling business

$245,900

100%

0%

0%

Harlan and Katherine Crow
Texas real estate empire

$245,300

0%

97%

3%

Robert and Doylene Perry
Texas home builder

$236,600

1%

99%

0%

Trammell and Margaret Crow
Texas real estate

$230,900

3%

94%

3%

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SIX TRUTHS

Reclaiming power from those who abuse it often starts with telling the truth. And in "This Is How Authoritarians Get Defeated," MoJo's Monika Bauerlein unpacks six truths to remember during the homestretch of an election where democracy, truth, and decency are on the line.

Truth #1: The chaos is the point.

Truth #2: Team Reality is bigger than it seems.

Truth #3: Facebook owns this.

Truth #4: When we go to work, we're in the fight.

Truth #5: It's about minority rule.

Truth #6: The only thing that can save us is…us.

Please take a moment to see how all these truths add up, because what happens in the weeks and months ahead will reverberate for at least a generation and we better be prepared.

And if you think journalism like Mother Jones'—that calls it like it is, that will never acquiesce to power, that looks where others don't—can help guide us through this historic, high-stakes moment, and you're able to right now, please help us reach our $350,000 goal by October 31 with a donation today. It's all hands on deck for democracy.

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