Paul J. Isaac, of Larchmont, N.Y., is the founder and CEO of Fort Hoosac Management, which manages a hedge fund, Arbiter Partners.
longtime Republican credentials include membership on the American Enterprise Institute's
National Council, where he
serves with David Koch of Koch Industries, a mega-donor to conservative causes, and Ken Mehlman, former chair of the Republican National Committee.
has turned up as a commenter on market and financial conditions.
In 2012, he
wrote a letter to the Financial Times
criticizing the performance of John Maynard Keynes, but as an investment manager, not an economist; he
has suggested that rather than have the government bail out banks, managers should surrender part of their past compensation.
In the 2012 campaign cycle, Isaac
gave $125,000 to Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney, and $200,000 to American Crossroads, the super PAC linked to GOP strategist Karl Rove.
also gave the maximum possible ($30, 800) to each of the GOP's
main support structures in Washington: the Republican National Committee, the National Republican Senatorial Committee, and the National Republican Congressional Committee
other contributions went exclusively to Republican candidates and committees as well, with one exception: Isaac
maxed out to Rep.