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Robert Steven Kaplan, the president of the Federal Reserve Bank of Dallas and an alternate voting member of the Federal Open Market Committee, is a max donor to the Hillary Clinton campaign, according to Federal Election Commission documents.
Kaplan, a former Harvard Business School professor and former executive at Goldman Sachs, donated $2,700 to Hillary for America, Clinton’s campaign committee, on May 6, 2015, for the primary and another$2,700 on June 30, 2015, towards the general election, the maximum donation an individual can contribute to a candidate in a single cycle.
He also donated $2,300 to Hillary Clinton for President in 2007 for the primary and $2,100 in 2005. Kaplan is a donor to the Bill, Hillary, and Chelsea Clinton Foundation, giving between $25,000 and $50,000 to the group. He also gave $147,450 to Democratic candidates and campaigns, including $45,600 that went to the Democratic National Committee, and gave $15,450 to Republican candidates and campaigns.