Peter Thiel gives his first six-figure donation of midterm campaign cycle to RNC

12:47 PM ET Wed, 29 Aug 2018

Venture capitalist and Republican megadonor Peter Thiel has made his first six-figure splash in the 2018 midterm election cycle, according to newly posted Federal Election Commission records. The RNC saw Thiel, a billionaire philanthropist who has been conspicuously silent throughout the runup to the congressional midterm elections, donate $101,700 to its cause in July. It is the first time he's contributed an amount that big since the 2016 presidential election.