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Revere America Revere America is a newly formed, politically active 501(c)(4) nonprofit group headed by former Governor George

Pataki (R-NY). 1 So far, Revere America has spent more than $2.5 million during this election cycle, but the group has not disclosed a single donor. 2 Revere America advocates for repealing the health care reform law. 3 The group’s first political endeavor was a national petition drive and cross-country bus tour to gather signatures from individuals opposed to the health care bill. 4 The group has also launched a campaign to solicit pledges from current members of Congress and congressional candidates to repeal and replace the bill. 5 Revere America has spent more than $2.5 million as of October 28, 2010, and has been particularly active in the New Hampshire and New York House races, spending more than $1.4 million in New Hampshire opposing Democrats Carol Shea-Porter and Ann McLane Kuster, and more than $797,508 in New York House races. 6 Revere America dramatically increased its spending in the last week before the election, spending $287,409 in races nationwide, including $55,647 opposing incumbent Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-CA) in the California Senate race. 7 As a 501(c)(4) organization, Revere America is not required to disclose its donors, though at least one public official has called for Gov. Pataki to reveal the source of the groups’ funding, given the former governor’s previous support of transparency and campaign finance reform. 8 Gov. Pataki defended Revere America’s anonymous donors, claiming that disclosure could subject contributors “to boycott, to intimidate, to picket.” 9

Press Release, Revere America, Governor George Pataki Announces Formation of Revere America, April 15, 2010. 2 David Chen, De Blasio Is Taking Battle Over Unnamed Donors to Pataki, The New York Times, October 27, 2010; Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, October 28, 2010, http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/detail.php?cmte=C90011701. 3 Press Release, Revere America, Apr. 15, 2010. 4 Press Release, Revere America, Governor George Pataki Kicks off National Petition Drive to Repeal and Replace the Health Care Reform Bill with Six State Swing, April 04, 2010. 5 Press Release, Revere America, Rep. Boehner Signs Revere America’s Pledge to Repeal and Replace Healthcare Law, October 14, 2010. 6 Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, October 28, 2010, http://www.opensecrets.org/outsidespending/detail.php?cmte=C90011701. 7 Id. 8 Chen, The New York Times, Oct. 27, 2010. 9 Id.

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Parker Collier Parker Collier appears to be a main Revere America funder. She is the wife of Miles Carnes Collier, who is the grandson of Barron Collier, the founder of Collier County, Florida. 10 The Colliers are well-known land developers in Florida. 11 Miles founded and manages Collier Enterprises, a real estate investment and development company. 12 Parker Collier is a principal of Collier Enterprises, according to federal contribution records. 13 Collier’s Links to Revere America • At least two of Revere America’s directors are tightly linked to the Colliers. One, Michael Lenzner, is the chief executive officer of the Collier Family Office according to his LinkedIn profile. 14 Florida lawyer Marianne Zuk, the president of Revere America, is listed as an officer or director of several Collier companies in Florida incorporation records. 15 On May 5, 2010, Parker and Miles Collier hosted a Revere America reception at the Collier Automotive Museum in Naples, Florida, according to an online posting on Meetup.com. 16 On September 8, 2010, Revere America held a press conference at the National Press Club. 17 Ms. Zuk, speaking as Revere America’s president, said “Revere America was born out of a very successful political committee called Americans for Responsible Health Care. The committee was one of the first independent advertisers to support Scott Brown.” 18 In 2010, Parker Collier was the sole donor to ARHC, donating $527,294, according to FEC filings. 19 On October 7, 2010, a lawyer filed incorporation records with the Florida Division of Corporations on behalf of the Revere America Foundation [“RAF”]. 20 The mailing address for RAF was listed on the incorporation records as 9450 Strada Stell Court, Suite 500, Naples, Florida 34109. 21 According to Collier County property records, this

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Mary Jane Park, Couple Adds $15M To Gifts For Eckerd, St. Petersburg Times, November 19, 2008. Id. 12 Id. 13 New Hampshire Republican State Committee, FEC Form 3, April Monthly Report 2010, May 20, 2010. 14 http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-lenzner/b/9ab/681. 15 Revere America Foundation, Articles of Incorporation, Secretary of State: Tallahassee, Florida, filed October 7, 2010; Transcript, Press Conference with Former New York Governor George Pataki, Chairman, Revere America, Federal News Service, September 8, 2010; 2010 Not-For-Profit Corporation Annual Report, The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, March 15, 2010; 2010 Not-For-Profit Corporation Annual Report, PJC & Associates, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, March 15, 2010 16 http://www.meetup.com/SWFL912Project-com/calendar/13333316/?action=detail&eventId=13333316 17 Transcript, Federal News Service, Sept. 8, 2010. 18 Id. 19 Americans for Responsible Health Care, FEC Form 5: April Quarterly 2010, April 15, 2010. 20 Revere America Foundation, Articles of Incorporation, Secretary of State: Tallahassee, Florida, filed October 7, 2010. 21 Id.
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address does not exist. However, 9045 Strada Stell Court is an address for the Collier Family Office Inc., as well as many other Collier-run companies. 22

Americans for Responsible Health Care Parker Collier was the sole funder of an earlier political group, Americans for Responsible Health Care. 23 • According to a March 11, 2010 Politico article, Jeff Cohen was the spokesman for ARHC (Mr. Cohen has also been the spokesman for Revere America). 24 Mr. Cohen disclosed that Parker Collier was the sole funder of an ARHC radio ad aimed at Democrats who voted for health care reform. 25 Parker Collier also paid $200,000 for TV ads supporting U.S. Senator Scott Brown’s (R-MA) health care platform. 26 According to FEC records, ARHC paid Jamestown Associates for the Brown ads. 27 (Jamestown and its affiliate Magnolia Media were the sole recipients of expenditures from Revere America until October 27, 2010.) 28 Americans for Responsible Health Care came under fire in a January 14, 2010 Boston Globe article criticizing a pair of ads produced by ARHC in support of U.S. Senate candidate Scott Brown. 29 The Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee questioned whether the ads – one of which featured New Hampshire Senate primary candidate William Binnie – were illegal because “a fellow Republican U.S. Senate candidate is behind them.” 30 Mr. Binnie denied his involvement in forming or funding ARHC and said he is only a spokesman for the group. 31

Colliers’ Political Contributions • The Colliers are politically active in their native Florida. They, their businesses and relatives have contributed at least $78,000 to Prosperity Florida, a political group

Valley Air, Inc., 2010 For Profit Corporation Annual Report, Secretary of State: Tallahassee, Florida, filed March 15, 2010. 23 Americans for Responsible Health Care, FEC Form 5: April Quarterly 2010, April 15, 2010. 24 Jordan Fabian, Pataki Group Claims MSNBC Won’t Air Its Ads, The Hill, April 4, 2010; Gabriel Beltrone, RightWing Groups Bombard Dems, Politico, March 11, 2010. 25 Id. 26 Id. 27 Americans for Responsible Health Care, FEC Form5: April Quarterly 2010, April 15, 2010. 28 Revere America, FEC Form 5, October Quarterly Report 2010, October 15, 2010; Revere America, FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 6, 2010; Revere America FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 14, 2010; Revere America FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 14, 2010;Revere America, FEC Form 5, 24 Hour Notice, October 22, 2010. 29 Brian C. Mooney, Outside Groups Fund Attack Ads, Boston Globe, January 14, 2010. 30 Id. 31 Binnie Denies Illegally Funding Group, wmtw.com, January 14, 2010.

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currently headed by former State Rep. Tom Grady. 32 The past chairman, Rick Scott, is currently the Republican gubernatorial candidate in Florida. Parker Collier also donated $500,000 to the Florida Republican Party this year. 33 Parker and Miles Collier have donated thousands of dollars to Republican candidates outside of Florida. They gave $50,000 this year to Rick Lazio’s failed New York gubernatorial bid, and more than $90,000 to the Republican National Committee. 34 They also supported Republican Sue Lowden in her failed primary bid for the Senate nomination in Nevada; Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA); and Rep. Michele Bachmann (RMN). 35

Revere America’s Connections Why does a Florida real estate mogul care about House races in the northeast? There are many connections that explain why: George Pataki’s ties to the Colliers: • Gov. Pataki (’67) and Parker Collier’s husband, Miles Collier (’69), overlapped at Yale University. 36 Art Finkelstein. Mr. Finkelstein is a well-known Republican strategist who has worked on a number of races in both Florida and New York. Parker Collier donated heavily to many of these races, including Mr. Lazio’s unsuccessful bid for governor of New York and Mr. Binnie’s failed bid for the U.S. Senate in New Hampshire. 37 Mr. Finkelstein was also the architect of Gov. Pataki’s gubernatorial races in New York. 38 Gov. Pataki raised money for Binnie’s Senate bid earlier this year, likely because of the Finkelstein connection. 39 In addition, Mr. Finkelstein has worked on many races in Florida, including those of Rep. Connie Mack (R-FL) and Bill McCollum. 40 Parker Collier donated to many of these Florida races on which Mr. Finkelstein worked. 41

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http://www.prosperityflorida.com/pdfs/prosperity_contributions.pdf; http://www.prosperityflorida.com/. Florida Department of State, Division of Elections, Donor Lookup: Parker Collier, 2010 General Election.

http://www.elections.state.ny.us:8080/plsql_browser/CONTRIBUTORA_COUNTY?ID_in=A47955&date_From=0 1/01/2008&date_to=10/28/2010&AMOUNT_From=1&AMOUNT_to=10000000&ZIP1=&ZIP2=&ORDERBY_IN =N&CATEGORY_IN=ALL; Republican National Committee, FEC Form 3, May Quarterly Report, May 5, 2009; Republican National Committee, FEC Form 3, May Quarterly Report, May 31, 2009. 35 CQ MoneyLine, Donor Lookup, Parker Collier, 2009-Present. 36 Tracy Jones, Ahead of the Curve, Gulfshore Life, March 2007; http://investing.businessweek.com/businessweek/research/stocks/private/person.asp?personId=48761417&privcapId =5547878. 37 CQ MoneyLine, Donor Lookup, Parker Collier, 2009-Present. 38 Joseph Berger, He Had Pataki’s Ear; Now It’s Netanyahu’s, The New York Times, May 26, 1996. 39 Maggie Haberman, Pataki, Gargano, Raise for Bill Binnie, Politico, August 12, 2010. 40 Kenric Ward, The Rivalry Behind the Scott-McCollum Battle, Sunshine News, August 23, 2010. 41 CQ MoneyLine, Donor Lookup, Parker Collier, 2001-Present.

Other links: Bill Binnie. Mr. Binnie, who press reports have stated is a friend of Parker Collier’s, is a New Hampshire businessman who lost his bid for the U.S. Senate seat being vacated by Sen. Judd Gregg (R-NH). 42 As he campaigned for the Senate, Mr. Binnie appeared in ads produced by Americans for Responsible Health Care endorsing Sen. Brown’s candidacy. 43 Mr. Binnie is also a supporter of Revere America, and Gov. Pataki held a fundraiser for Mr. Binnie during his Senate run. 44 Parker Collier also hosted a fundraiser for Mr. Binnie during his Senate run, and supported his campaign. 45 Ed C. Wideman III and Laura Wideman. The Widemans are likely donors to Revere America. Ed and Laura Wideman have three sons who travelled from state-to-state in a convertible mustang emblazoned with “Revere America” to talk to Americans about Obama’s health care plan. 46 Ed Wideman is the businessman behind Virginia’s Ripley’s Believe It or Not museum. 47 Laura Wideman gave two $2,400 contributions to Mr. Binnie’s campaign in March 2010. 48 Jeff Cohen. Mr. Cohen served as chief of staff to Rep. Mack. 49 Mr. Cohen has also been a spokesperson for Revere America and Americans for Responsible Health Care. 50 Michael Lenzner. Mr. Lenzner is listed as a director of the Revere America Foundation (Florida Corporation) and is the chief executive officer of the Collier Family Office. 51 Marianne Zuk. Ms. Zuk is President of Revere America, a director of the Revere America Foundation, and is listed as the secretary for numerous Collier companies in Florida. 52
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http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/senate/new-hampshire; Chris Frates, Third Party Group Launches Mass. Health Care Ads for Brown, Politico, January 13, 2010; Brian Mooney, Outside Groups Fund Attack Ads, Boston Globe, January 14, 2010. 43 Id. 44 Maggie Haberman, Pataki, Gargano Raise for Bill Binnie, Politico, August 12, 2010; Mike Pride, Maybe Attack Ads Did Some Good; Concord Monitor; October 24, 2010. 45 http://www.meetup.com/swflyoungrepublicans/calendar/12788812/; CQ MoneyLine, Donor Lookup, Parker Collier, 2009-Present. 46 Bill O’Donovan, Editorial, Paul Revere Would be Proud, Virginia Gazette, August 13, 2010. 47 Id. 48 CQ MoneyLine, Donor Lookup, Laura Wideman, 2009-Present. 49 http://www.directimpact.com/Staff/JeffCohen/Pages/Default.aspx. 50 Brian Mooney, Outside Groups Fund Attack Ads, Boston Globe, January 14, 2010; Jordan Fabian, Pataki Group Claims MSNBC Won’t Air its ads, The Hill, April 4, 2010. 51 Revere America Foundation, Articles of Incorporation; http://www.linkedin.com/pub/michael-lenzner/b/9ab/681. 52 Revere America Foundation, Articles of Incorporation; Transcript, Press Conference with Former New York Governor George Pataki, Federal News Service, September 8, 2010; 2010 Not-For-Profit Corporation Annual

Jamestown Associates. According to FEC Records, Revere America and Americans for Responsible Health Care both paid Jamestown Associates to create media in opposition to Obama’s health care plan. 53

Revere America’s Campaign Until October 26, 2010, Revere America had concentrated the vast majority of its spending on three House races in the northeast. 54 In the NH-1 district, Rep. Carol Shea-Porter (D-NH) is running for reelection against Republican Frank Guinta, a former mayor of Manchester. 55 The candidates themselves have raised more than $2.7 million, and outside groups have poured $2.4 million into the race. 56 Revere America has spent almost $740,000, or more than 30% of all the outside money spent in the race. 57 The group spent all of it on TV ads highlighting Rep. SheaPorter’s support for health care reform. 58 Rep. Shea-Porter is a two-term incumbent, and recent polls show she is trailing Mr. Guinta. 59 Revere America is one of the biggest spenders in this race, second only to the National Republican Congressional Committee (NRCC) in the amount of money spent. 60 Twenty-three groups report making independent expenditures in the race. 61 To view Revere America’s ad, please click here. Democrat Ann McLane Kuster is facing former Republican Rep. Charlie Bass in the NH-2 race. 62 Current Rep. Paul Hodes (D-NH) is running for Senate. 63 Bass lost the seat in 2006 and is trying to win it back. The candidates have raised more than $3 million combined, and outside groups have spent more than $4 million on the race. 64 Revere America has spent almost $750,000 in the race, or 20% of the total spent by outside groups. That money has been used to

Report, The Revs Institute for Automotive Research, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, March 15, 2010; 2010 NotFor-Profit Corporation Annual Report, PJC & Associates, Inc., Florida Secretary of State, March 15, 2010. 53 Revere America, FEC Form 5, October Quarterly Report 2010, October 15, 2010. 54 Id.; Revere America, FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 6, 2010; Revere America FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 14, 2010; Revere America FEC Form 5, 24 Hour Notice, October 22, 2010. 55 http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/house/new-hampshire/1. 56 Center for Responsive Politics, 2010 Race: New Hampshire District 01, Oct. 28, 2010; http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=NH01&cycle=2010. 57 Id. 58 Revere America, FEC Form 5, October Quarterly Report 2010, October 15, 2010. 59 The WMUR/UNH New Hampshire Election Poll, Kuster Takes Lead in NH Second, Guinta Maintains Lead in First, October 15, 2010. 60 Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, Oct. 28, 2010; http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2010&id=NH01. 61 Id. 62 http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/house/new-hampshire/2. 63 Id. 64 Center for Responsive Politics, 2010 Race: New Hampshire District 02, Oct. 28, 2010; http://www.opensecrets.org/races/summary.php?id=NH02&cycle=2010.

air TV ads against Ms. Kuster, targeting her support for health care reform. 65 Most forecasters list this race as a toss-up and the Sunlight Foundation lists it as one of the most expensive House races in the country. 66 Of the 20 groups active in this race, Revere America is third only to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC) and the American Action Network. 67 To view Revere America’s ad in this race, please click here. In addition to the two House races in New Hampshire, Revere America has also spent almost $700,000 opposing Rep. John Hall’s (D-NY) bid for a third term representing the New York’s 19th District. 68 Rep. Hall is running against Republican Nan Hayworth, a doctor and businesswoman. 69 Although, Rep. Hall won the district in 2008 with 59% of the vote, most forecasters list the race as a tossup. 70 The candidates have raised more than $3.6 million between them and outside groups have spent more than $2 million in the race. 71 Revere America, the largest outside group active in the race, has spent almost $700,000 or more than a third of all spending by outside groups. 72 To view the ad aired by Revere America, please click here. Revere America has also spent more than $100,000 in opposition to Rep. Bill Owens (D-NY) in the NY-23 district, where outside groups have spent more than $5.6 million. 73 Rep. Owens is running for reelection against businessman Matt Doheny. 74 To view the Owens ad, please click here. This week, Revere America expanded its efforts with a major direct mail push, spending more than $280,000 in an attempt to influence almost 100 House races, and several Senate races. 75

Revere America, FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 6, 2010; Revere America FEC Form 5, 48 Hour Notice, October 14, 2010. 66 http://reporting.sunlightfoundation.com/independent-expenditures/race. 67 Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, Oct. 28, 2010. http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2010&id=NH02. 68 Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, Oct. 28, 2010; http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2010&id=NY19. 69 http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/house/new-york/19. 70 Id. 71 Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, Oct. 28, 2010; http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2010&id=NY19. 72 Id. 73 Center for Responsive Politics, Revere America: Outside Spending, Oct. 28, 2010; http://www.opensecrets.org/races/indexp.php?cycle=2010&id=NY23. 74 http://elections.nytimes.com/2010/house/new-york/23. 75 Revere America, FEC Form 5, 24 Hour Notice, October 27, 2010.

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