Senate

Thom Tillis Must Return $15,800 in Dirty Money From Indicted Donor


Today, news broke that GOP mega donor Elliott Broidy was indicted for illegal foreign lobbying activities. Broidy is accused of scheming to have the Justice Department drop an investigation into a Malaysian state development fund. He was also allegedly lobbying on behalf of the Chinese government to have a Chinese dissident seeking asylum in the United States sent back to China. Around the same time Broidy began his illegal lobbying efforts, Thom Tillis accepted more than $15,000 in campaign contributions from him.

“Thom Tillis likes to talk tough on China, but he’s accepted thousands from a crooked donor who worked for the Chinese government to try to send a dissident seeking asylum back into their hands,” said American Bridge 21st Century spokesperson Zach Hudson. “Thom Tillis needs to immediately return the thousands of dollars in dirty money he accepted from his indicted campaign donor.”

Months Before Broidy lobbied President Trump, Tillis Took $15,800 in Contributions From Broidy

June 2017: Tillis Accepted $15,800 From Elliott B. Broidy. See table for details:

Contributor NameRecipientStateEmployerDateAmount
Elliott B BroidyTillis Majority CommitteeCABroidy Capital Management6/7/17$10,400
Elliott B BroidyThom Tillis CommitteeCABroidy Capital Management6/7/17$2,700
Elliott B BroidyThom Tillis CommitteeCABroidy Capital Management6/7/17$2,700
Total    $15,800

[Elliott B Broidy Contributions – Federal Elections Commission, Accessed 10/8/20]