Fox News parent firm gives $1 million to GOP group

WASHINGTON (AP) — The parent company of the Fox News Channel has donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association and helped the GOP group more than double its fundraising in the second quarter of the year.

The RGA, headed by Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, helps elect Republican gubernatorial candidates. Government filings show that it raised more than $19 million during the second quarter, compared to more than $9 million in the first quarter.

The parent company of Fox News, News America Inc., is a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch’s media conglomerate News Corp.

The RGA received $1 million from David Koch (COKE) of Wichita-based Koch Industries. Koch is a longtime supporter of conservative causes.

The Democratic Governors Association reported raising $9 million in the second quarter.

The Associated Press