New Yorkers for Santorum

The first quarter fund-raising numbers are beginning to trickle in, and once again Hillary Clinton is the big winner, raising a hefty $2 million a month each month from January through March. In a distant second place: Rick Santorum, whose war chest now holds $10 million, thanks to large GOP cash infusions — and a little help from some New York friends.

A quick Politicker once-over of past Santorum donors turned up lots of usual suspects — think Rupert Murdoch, who has given $4200, and Henry Kissinger, who plunked down $500 — as well as some genuine surprises, like die-hard Democratic fund-raiser John Catsimatidis. The list also includes baby neo-con Mark Gerson, failed would-be senator Rick Lazio, MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow, controversial businessman Kenneth Langone, and a piggy bank’s worth of Merrill Lynch and Bear Stearns-ers (we’re sure Mr. Santorum’s plum position on the banking committee had nothing to do with that). Most impressive, however, was Mr. Santorum’s ability to recruit a real, live Frank Sinatra and Robert E. Lee!

– Lizzy Ratner

More names after the jump:

New Yorkers for Santorum 2006

Gary Barnett
Extell Development Corp.: $2000 – 12/31/2004

John Bruno
Potamkin Cadillac, President: $2000 – 09/10/2004

John Catsimatidis
Red Apple Group: $1000 – 05/12/2005

James Cayne
Bear Stearns, Chairman/CEO: $1000 – 11/30/2005

Samuel R. Chapin
Merrill Lynch, Vice Chairman: $1000 – 11/18/2004

Barry J. Cohen
Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director: $1000 – 03/10/2003

Paul W. Critchlow
Merrill Lynch, Business Executive: $2000 – 11/22/2004; $2000 – 11/22/2004

Steven Dantus
Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director: $1000 – 03/27/2003

Robert Foran
Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director: $1000 – 03/10/2003

Charles Gargano
Empire State Development Corporation: $2000 – 11/18/2003

Bruce Geismar
Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director: $1000 – 03/18/2003

Mark Gerson
Gerson Lehman Group: $2000 – 05/26/2005

Alan Greenberg
Bear Stearns, Chairman of the Executive Committee: $1000 – 03/10/2003

Roger Hertog
Alliance Capital, Vice Chairman: $1000 – 07/25/2005

Brian Hull
Merrill Lynch, Executive: $1000 – 11/22/2004

Daniel Irvin
UBS Warburg, Managing Director: $1000 – 11/18/2003

Ambassador Brenda Johnson
$1000 – 12/29/2005:

Peter Kalikow
HJ Kalikow & Co.: $2000 – 03/30/2005

Daniel Keating
Bear Stearns, Senior managing director: $1000 – 03/12/2003; $1000 – 11/30/2005

Alfred Kelly
American Express Group, President: $4200 -12/14/2005

Jerome Kennedy
Merill Lynch, Vice Chairman: $1000 – 11/22/2004

Henry Kissinger
Kissinger Associates: $500 – 06/30/2002

Kenneth Langone
Invemed Associates: $4200 – 06/30/2005

Rick Lazio
The Financial Services Forum: $1000 – 11/18/2004

Robert E. Lee III
$4200 – 12/31/2005

Mark Ellis Lehman
Bear Stearns, VP & General Counsel: $1000 – 03/12/2003

Bartley Livolsi
Citigroup, Managing Director: $2000 – 11/18/2003; $1900 – 03/30/2005

Scott Mead
Goldman Sachs, Managing Director: $2000 – 06/30/2005

Rupert Murdoch
News Corp.: $4200 – 11/08/2005

Stanley O’Neal
Merrill Lynch, Chairman/CEO: $2000 – 01/05/2005

Michael O’Neill
American Express, Senior VP, Public Affairs: $1000 – 12/13/2005

Aldo Parcesepe
Bear Stearns, Senior managing director: $1000 – 03/12/2003

John Rosenwald Jr.
Bear Stearns, Vice Chairman: $1000 – 03/17/2003 ;$1000 – 12/13/2005

Thomas Schick
American Express, Executive: $1000 – 12/13/2005

Alan Schwartz
Bear Stearns, President/Co-COO: $1000 – 03/12/2003; $1000 – 12/13/2005

Frank Sciame
Frank J. Sciame Construction: 2000 – 03/30/2005

Frank G. Sinatra
Holland & Knight: $1000 – 3/30/2005

Robert Steinberg
Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director: $1000 – 03/17/2003

Eli Wachtel
Bear Stearns, Senior Managing Director: $1000 -03/18/2003