by Max Brantley
Mother Jones, in extensive reporting on major fund-raising for conservative political campaigns by the Koch brothers, has compiled an insiders list of the wealthy who have added millions to the Koch bankroll to tear down government regulation and taxes on the wealthy.
An Arkie was credited by the Kochs at a private session (a tape recording of which Mother Jones obtained) as being a major contributor:
The Camerons: Ron Cameron of Little Rock, Arkansas, runs agribusiness giant Mountaire Corporation, which generated $1.22 billion in revenue in 2009. He has donated at least $175,000 to Republicans in recent years, including $5,000 to Sarah Palin's PAC, according to FEC records. The company itself has given at least $125,000 to outside spending groups over the past decade, according to OpenSecrets.org.
(BTW, Ronnie Cameron was listed as a major creditor, more than $7 million, when Yarnell's Ice Cream filed for bankruptcy.)