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2. Rakolta Jr. was such a valuable supporter of Trump’s that he nominated him to be ambassador to the United Arab Emirates.
State records show that Generational Capital Partners has paid Ballard Partners at least $20,000 so far since hiring the firm in April. Image
3. Brian Ballard, an important fundraiser for DeSantis, registered to represent the company in Tallahassee. Dorworth registered to represent the company both in Tallahassee and before the Orlando aviation authority.
4. It’s not clear what exactly Generational Capital Partners does or what type of business it would seek at the airport. On registration paperwork submitted to the Orlando aviation authority, Dorworth said the company was involved in “investment clubs.”
5. Rakolta Jr., the Walbridge chairman & CEO & his wife, Terry, own a 7,200 sqft waterfront home in Palm Beach where, earlier this year, they hosted an evening reception to raise money for greyhound adoptions. Image
6. The attendees included #MattGaetz, who advised DeSantis on his Orlando airport board appointments, and former AG Pam Bondi, who is now a #BallardPartners lobbyist.

Gaetz said he doesn’t know Rakolta well and that he has never talked to him about his businesses. Image
John Rakolta Jr.
Chairman of Walbridge, a privately held construction company founded in Detroit 1916. The company is one of the largest contractors in US, according to Engineering News. Former US Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates from 2019- 2021.
John Rakolta Jr is/was a member of Trump Transition Team Finance Committee

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Wife Terry Rokolta
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US unveils star-spangled pavilion for Dubai's Expo 2020
18 November 2020

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From Koch cash to sugar money, economic elites fundraise for Mitt Romney at Palm Beach home of Dolphins owner
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Secretary of State Mike Pompeo, second from right, and his wife Susan, right, speak with U.S. Ambassador to the United Arab Emirates John Rakolta and his wife Terry after stepping off a plane at Al Bateen Executive Airport in Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

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Barrack’s company Colony NorthStar raised more than $7 billion the year following Trump’s inauguration, w/24% coming from Persian Gulf.
Trump left the UAE ambassador vacant for 2y, nominating former construction exec & R fundraiser John Rakolta in May 2018 usa-latestnews.com/politics/thoma…
How 40 Michigan Families Made $44 Million In Political Contributions Last Cycle

DeVos Family Was The Michigan Family That Made The Most Contributions, But Seven Others Gave More Than $1 Million In Contributions Each

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For ambassador to the United Arab Emirates — a job so sensitive in the tense Middle East that every previous president gave it to a career diplomat — Trump picked a wealthy real estate developer with no diplomatic experience. nbcnews.com/politics/donal…
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