Letter: ‘Mega-donor’ label is overly broad


I found Scott Smith’s recent letter concerning Nancy Nordoff’s campaign contributions of some interest. I believe, however, that Mr. Smith’s definition of a “mega-donor” is just a bit broad. When I think of a mega-donor, I think of people like the late casino mogul and Republican mega-donor Sheldon Adelson who pumped $218 million into Republican candidates during the 2020 election cycle alone.

Considering that the average senate campaign now runs about $100 million per election cycle, I seriously doubt that Ms. Nordoff’s $12,300 contribution to Sen. Murray’s campaign bought her much influence.

Dr. Bernd Fischer

Oak Harbor