Hmmm: Democrat-backing billionaire to raise bucks for Kasich

Ron Burkle will hold a fundraiser in Los Angeles on Jan. 12 for the Ohio governor, according to a fundraising invitation received by Politico.

Burkle, the co-founder and managing partner of Yucaipa Companies, has held fundraisers mainly for Democrats in the past, and has even contributed to Hillary Clinton’s past campaigns. According to the Federal Election Commission, Burkle contributed thousands of dollars to Clinton’s 2008 presidential campaign and John Kerry’s campaign in 2004.