In Ayn Rand's The Fountainhead, Ellsworth Toohey promoted Peter's works but later picked up Guss Webb.
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Answered by Aslan
Toohey has no talent of his own but wants to be able to control Peter as he rises up.
Answered by jill d #170087
Toohey supports Peter so that the leading architect in the country will be under his control, and also because he wants him to help destroy Roark.