harmaceutical company Pfizer donated $1 million to the Republican Party of Kentucky Building Fund in the final quarter of 2022, public records show.
The Republican Party of Kentucky Building Fund filed a report Jan 3. with the Kentucky Registry of Election Finance (KREF) containing its fourth quarter donations. The filing was due Monday and first reported on by the Kentucky Lantern, a local outlet.
Other corporations donated large sums to the fund, including $300,000 from MetLife Insurance, $100,000 from Comcast Corp., $100,000 from AT&T, $100,000 from Altria Client Services and $50,000 from Delta Air Lines, the report shows. The fund received over $1.6 million in the fourth quarter of 2022 after it ended the third quarter with a $77,407 balance.
The Kentucky GOP is permitted under state law to establish a building fund for expenditures related to “the purchase, construction, maintenance, renovation, and repair of the state executive committee’s main headquarters facility,” according to the KREF. There are no contribution limits to the building fund for individuals or corporations.
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