Breitbart: New Jersey GOP Candidate David Richter Attacked Trump, Donated to Democrats, Has Ties to Bidens.
David Richter, the former CEO of global construction management firm Hill International, hopes to secure the Republican nomination for New Jersey’s second congressional district, but his criticism of President Donald Trump, donations to Democrats, and ties to the Biden family may jeopardize his chances of getting the GOP nomination.
In a video announcing his campaign, Richter said, “I’ll stand with President Trump to put America First and deliver for south Jersey.”
“And I won’t back down to the liberal Democrats in Congress who are fighting to undermine the president’s agenda. We’ve seen the radical left’s failed ideas of the past and we are never going back,” Richter added in the video.
However, despite Richter’s claim to back President Trump’s America First platform and combat the “radical left,” Richter has both criticized Trump and donated to Democrats.
Richter said in an interview with Entrepreneur Magazine in June 2015, right after Trump announced his candidacy for the presidency:
I think what you are seeing in the very large number of Republican presidential candidates and the very small field of Democratic candidates within both parties that 2016 is shaping up to be a very good election year for the GOP. I also think there a very good number of highly credible and capable Republican candidates for the presidency. Donald Trump is not one of them. [Emphasis added.]
Richter also has a history of donating to Democrats throughout his professional career.
Here are some Democrats that Richter donated to, including:
- Former Rep. Dick Swett (D-NH) $2,000 in 1995
- Former Senate Minority Leader Tom Daschle (D-SD) $2,000 in March 1998
- Democrat New Jersey gubernatorial candidate Rob Andrews $2,100 in 1997
Adding to his criticism of Donald Trump, Richter did not donate to Trump during the 2016 campaign, even when he became the Republican nominee for president. The former construction executive gave to Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL) in 2015 during the 2016 election.
Richter has yet to respond to a request for comment from Breitbart News regarding his donations to Democrats as well as his criticism of then-candidate Trump.
Richter also has strong business ties to James Biden, Joe Biden’s brother. In late 2010, HillStone International, a subsidiary of Hill International, hired James Biden as its executive vice president. read more