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Portland publisher, Democratic kingmaker, makes national splash with magazine buy
Andy Giegerich Digital Managing Editor Portland Business Journal
Published on Monday February 29, 2016    11:16 AM     
 
A national magazine now has a firm Portland connection. Win McCormack, who heads the Tin House publishing family, purchased The New Republic late last week. The Wall Street Journal first reported the transaction.

McCormack bought the left-leaning publication from Chris Hughes, who'd co-founded Facebook and, as Willamette Week notes, flailed as he attempted to move the pub "from its fusty print-dependent past into a Web-based model. Many long-time writers and editors quit."

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Hamilton Fish, the brother of Portland City Commissioner Nick Fish, will become the New Republic's publisher. McCormack was the state's largest Democratic party donor, as well as the state's largest overall political donor, in 2012, having given $1.5 million to candidates. He hosted Hillary Clinton at his home last August.

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