Midterm Election Corporate Donations: Republicans or Democrats?

Craig Huey Politics 4 Comments

The big trend among large companies is to give primarily to progressive groups and Democrats.

But not all corporations follow the trend…

Here’s a partial list of corporations showing which candidates and parties they favored in their campaign donations.

Companies Favoring Republicans

  • Wal-Mart: $467K, 97% went to Republicans
  • K-Mart: $525, 86% went to Republicans
  • Home Depot: $298K, 89% went to Republicans
  • Target: $226K, 70% went to Republicans
  • Circuit City Stores: $261K, 95% went to Republicans
  • 3M Co: $281K, 87% went to Republicans
  • Hallmark Cards: $319k, 100% went to Republicans
  • Amway: $392K, 100% went to Republicans
  • Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures): $283K, 100% went to Republicans
  • B.F.Goodrich (tires): $215K, 97% went to Republicans
  • Proctor & Gamble: $243K, 79% went to Republicans
  • Marriott International: $323K, 81% went to Republicans
  • Holiday Inns: $38K, 71% went to Republicans
  • Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lennox China, Dansk and Gorham Silver: $644K, 80% went to Republicans
  • Outback Steakhouse: $641K, 95% went to Republicans
  • Waffle House: $279K, 100% went to Republicans
  • McDonald’s Corporation: $197K, 86% went to Republicans
  • Coors & Budweiser: $174K, 92% went to Republicans

Companies Favoring Democrats                                                                           

  • Costco: $225K, 99% went to Democrats
  • Rite Aid: $517K, 60% went to Democrats
  • Estee Lauder: $448K 95% went to Democrats
  • Guess Inc: $145K, 98% went to Democrats
  • Calvin Klein: $78K, 100$ went to Democrats
  • Liz Claiborne Inc. $34K, 97% went to Democrats
  • Levi Strauss: $26K, 97% went to Democrats
  • Gallo Winery: $213K, 73% went to Democrats
  • Hyatt Corporation: $187K, 80% went to Democrats
  • Triac Companies (Arby’s, T.J.Cinnamon’s Pasta Connection) $112K, 96% went to Democrats
  • Southern Wine & Spirits: $213K, 73% went to Democrats
  • Martha StewartLiving Omnimedia: $153K, 99% went to Democrats

What do you think? Will this change where you shop and spend your money?
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