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Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:52 PM

** Corps Who Donate to Campaigns **

If you want to support Democratic leaning Corps.




Americans Can Now Determine Where To Shop And Spend Their Money.

Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Shopping
* Price Club/ Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
* Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
* Magla Products ( Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
* Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats
* Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
* Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
* Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
* Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
* Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
* Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
* Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats
* Wal-Mart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
* K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
* Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
* Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
* Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
* 3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
* Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
* Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
* Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
* B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
* Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Spirits
* Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
* Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business and considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
* Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats
* Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
* Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills,Korbel Wines, Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K -- 80% went to Republicans

Hungry
* Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream - Big time BLM supporters.
* Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
* Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats
* Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
* Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
* Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell ) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans
* Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans
* Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
* McDonald's Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
* Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones,Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
* Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! John Kerry's wife's company!!!

Traveling and/or Dining
* Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats
* Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
* Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

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MagickMuffin Sep 7 OP
kimbutgar Sep 7 #1
frazzled Sep 7 #7
miss-nasty Sep 7 #9
PoindexterOglethorpe Sep 7 #2
SCantiGOP Sep 7 #3
frazzled Sep 7 #6
MagickMuffin Sep 7 #8
SCantiGOP Sep 7 #10
SpaceNeedle Sep 7 #4
Blue Owl Sep 7 #5

Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 04:59 PM

1. Well looks like I will be going less to Target now

I rarely go to chain restaurants because the food is so processed but this list doesnít surprise me.

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Response to kimbutgar (Reply #1)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:20 PM

7. But this list doesn't seem to be correct

I think it's old (note the presence of the defunct Circuit City).

Here's what Open Secrets has to date for the Target PAC:

2020 PAC Summary Data
Select a Cycle:
Total Receipts $546,099
Total Spent $546,600
Begin Cash on Hand $113,297
End Cash on Hand $112,796
Debts $0
Date of last report July 31, 2020
2020 PAC Contribution Data
Contributions from this PAC to federal candidates (list recipients)
(47% to Democrats, 53% to Republicans) $331,600
Contributions to this PAC from individual donors of $200 or more ( list donors)

https://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/lookup2.php?cycle=2020&strID=C00098061


Remember, these corporate PACs are contributions from across the company's employees. If you've got a lot of red state employees across the nation, it's going to be reflected (and vice versa).

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Response to frazzled (Reply #7)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:47 PM

9. It's not correct

At least the ones Iím familiar with, theyíre not.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:00 PM

2. Thank you for that list.

It's discouraging that so many of them give mostly or entirely to Republicans.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:02 PM

3. What? Where did this come from?

Circuit City went out of business in 2008, yet it is listed.
This list has to be at least 12 years old.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:10 PM

6. Yeah, I was wondering about Circuit City

Hadn't seen one of those around since the late 90s.

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Response to SCantiGOP (Reply #3)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:44 PM

8. Wasn't sure about some of the companies


because while some of them may be extinct in Texas, it doesn't mean they aren't in other parts of the country such as K-Mart, they are still around but not in Texas.




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Response to MagickMuffin (Reply #8)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 06:04 PM

10. Circuit City has been gone since 2008

They were liquidated . They havenít existed in over a decade so this list is inaccurate.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:03 PM

4. Corporations cannot donate to a political campaign

 

It is the employees of that corporation whose donations are added and are attached to the name of the corporation.

Hillary Clinton was wrongly crucified for getting donations from "wall street banks" when she received 0 dollars from the banks themselves. Being a former NY senator, the employees of the banks obviously donated to her campaign because she was well-liked but some groups (even here on DU) made it look like she was getting money from the banks and not individual employees like tellers and security guards.

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Response to MagickMuffin (Original post)

Mon Sep 7, 2020, 05:04 PM

5. Shop Blue

Nothing speaks louder than money these days, alas...

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