updated 8/17/2010 2:13:35 PM ET 2010-08-17T18:13:35

The parent company of the Fox News Channel has donated $1 million to the Republican Governors Association and helped the GOP group more than double its fundraising in the second quarter of the year.

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The RGA helps elect Republican gubernatorial candidates. Government filings show that it raised more than $19 million during the second quarter, compared to more than $9 million in the first quarter.

The parent company of Fox News, News America Inc., is a subsidiary of Rupert Murdoch's media conglomerate News Corp.

The RGA received $1 million from David Koch of Wichita-based Koch Industries. Koch is a longtime supporter of conservative causes.

The Democratic Governors Association reported raising $9 million in the second quarter.

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