What media bias? New Republic’s publisher to hold fundraiser for Hillary

What media bias? New Republic’s publisher to hold fundraiser for Hillary
Chris Hughes (left) and Sean Eldridge

Chris Hughes, the 31-year-old owner and publisher of The New Republic, will hold a fund-raiser for Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign, the New York Times’ Maggie Haberman reports.

The fundraiser will be hosted by Hughes and his husband Sean Eldrige, the former Upstate New York congressional candidate, and will take place on June 30 at their apartment in Manhattan. It is one of several stops on Clinton’s jam-packed summer fundraising tour, with private events hosted by a range of business executives and celebrities.

Hughes, a Facebook co-founder, bought The New Republic in 2012. While Hughes has kept the magazine’s liberal ideology intact, he has radically shifted the editorial and business strategy. Hughes’ effort to rebrand the magazine as a digital media company led to the abrupt resigniation of the magazine’s top editors, precipitating a mass exodus of senior editors and writers.

Still, Hughes and Eldridge have strong relations with Democratic party leaders, including the Clintons. Hillary Clinton recorded campaign calls for Eldridge’s failed congressional bid in New York’s 19th district, while former President Bill spoke at TNR’s 100th anniversary party in Washington last year.

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