April 16, 2019 at 4:36 pm EDT | by Mariah Cooper
Rupert Murdoch’s son donates to Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 campaign
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Pete Buttigieg (Washington Blade photo by Michael Key)

James Murdoch, the son of media mogul and former Fox News Chairman Rupert Murdoch, is among the high profile donors who made a financial contribution to South Bend Mayor Pete Buttigieg’s 2020 presidential bid.

The former 21st Century Fox CEO made a $2,800 donation to Buttigieg’s campaign, according to Federal Election Commission reports. Murdoch is known to be more liberal than his father and brother Lachlan. The Washington Post has stated that Murdoch “privately professes embarrassment about the channel [Fox News].”

Other notable donors include actors Mandy Moore and Ryan Reynolds, former National Security Adviser Susan Rice, writer Eric Roth, writer Paul Rudnick, “Game of Thrones” executive producer Carolyn Strauss, philanthropist and gay rights activist Mel Heifetz, Caroline Kennedy, among others.

Buttigieg officially announced his presidential run on Sunday.

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