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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
Name: Bradford M. Freeman
Occupation: General Partner, Freeman Spogli & Co.
Industry: Finance
Home: Los Angeles, California


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Freeman formed an investment banking firm in the ‘80s with Pioneer Ron Spogli and current Los Angeles Mayor Richard Riordan. Riordan split with the other two partners in ’88, when they decided to specialize in big leveraged buyouts of more than $100 million. Recently Freeman Spogli announced plans to expand into venture capital. Freeman heads fundraising for Bush’s campaign in this crucial state. An architect of $100-million deals, he takes offense at the notion that Bush’s campaign is being bankrolled by the super rich. “People talk about special interests,” he scoffs. “How can you have special interests when you have 170,000 donors?” Try 212 Pioneers raising more than $21 million. 

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