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Dem donor Jim Chanos says he will write in his own candidate, not vote for Clinton

Democratic donor Jim Chanos said he will be writing in his own candidate instead of voting for Hillary Clinton in the upcoming election.

According to Federal Election Commission records, the Kynikos Associates founder has donated to several Democratic Senate candidates this election cycle, but has not donated to Clinton. Chanos also contributed to President Barack Obama's joint fundraising committee in the 2012 cycle.

"I can't make a difference to Hillary's campaign. She's going to do just fine without me, but I can make a difference in Senate races and House races where we've done some fundraising and where I think there are some great candidates that need support," he told CNBC's Scott Wapner on "Halftime Report" on Tuesday.

Chanos previously said shorting Donald Trump's companies was one of "the easiest short sales" he's ever made.

"It was like numerous ocean liners hitting many icebergs repeatedly," Chanos said at a September fundraiser the short-seller hosted for the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee.