Why Are These Hedge Fund Kingpins Dumping Millions Into the Midterms?

Global hedge fund Renaissance Technologies is playing both sides of the polical campaign aisle. As of early September, the firm’s CEO, Robert Mercer, had given $3.1 million to Republican candidates and super-PACs. Its founder and chairman, James Simons—a brilliant former National Security Agency code breaker—had donated $3.2 million to their Democratic counterparts. (Mother Jones)