Borders CEO LeBow gives big to Crist 527
Bennett LeBow, a corporate raider who recently became CEO of ailing bookseller Borders, contributed $20,000 to the 527 political committee backing Charlie Crist's independent bid for U.S. Senate. Friends for Freedom and Prosperity also collected $20,000 from Robert Stork, a Vero Beach businessman who previously gave $30,000.
All told, the committee has collected another $50,000, according to state Sen. Mike Fasano, R-New Port Richey. The fund now has about $150,000 in the bank with plans for direct mail.