By AWR Hawkins
Washington DC – -(Ammoland.com)- Leo Hindery Jr. is a Democrat-fundraiser and donor whose private equity firm owns InterMedia Outdoors, which publishes Guns & Ammo magazine and the Sportsman Channel.
His equity firm also publishes Rifle Shooter, Shooting Times, and Handguns.
According to Politico, Hindery “personally contributed more than $1 million to the Democratic National Committee Campaign under [former Senate majority leader] Tom Daschle's (D) leadership.” He was a top fundraiser for Daschle and “a top supporter of former Sen. John Edward's White House bid.”
In November 2013, The New York Times listed Hindery, George Soros, and Rob Reiner, as part of a group of donors who signed a letter asking Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) to reform laws to make all state elections publicly funded. NYT then quoted Brigham Young University political scientist David B. Magleby as saying, “These are the kinds of donors a Cuomo candidacy for presidency will need.”
Earlier in 2013 the NYT asked Hindery his views on the reform of gun laws and he said: “I believe in appropriate restrictions–that's just my personal view.”
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