Monday, December 12, 2005

Shopping Politics

Really Interesting:

Shopping Your Politics
By Alan Abramowitz

With the holidays upon us, some of us might wish to be mindful of who we patronize relative to their Election Cycle political donations, as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Price Club/Costco donated $225K, of which 99% went to Democrats;
Rite Aid, $517K, 60% to Democrats;
Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), $22K, 100% to Democrats;
Warnaco (undergarments), $55K, 73% to Democrats;
Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia, $153K, 99% to Democrats;
Estee Lauder, $448K, 95% to Democrats;
Guess? Inc., $145K, 98% to Democrats;
Calvin Klein, $78K, 100% to Democrats;
Liz Claiborne, Inc., $34K, 97% to Democrats;
Levi Straus, $26K, 97% to Democrats;
Olan Mills, $175K, 99% to Democrats;
Gallo Winery, $337K, 95% to Democrats;
Southern Wine & Spirits, $213K, 73% to Democrats;
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (includes beverage business, plus considerablemedia interests), $2M+, 67% to Democrats;
Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% to Democrats;
Triarc Companies (Arby's, T.J. Cinnamon's, Pasta Connections), $112K, 96% to Democrats; Hyatt Corporation, $187K, 80% to Democrats.

WalMart, $467K, 97% to Republicans;
K-Mart, $524K, 86% to Republicans;
Home Depot, $298K, 89% to Republicans;
Target, $226K, 70% to Republicans;
Circuit City Stores, $261K, 95% to Republicans;
3M Co., $281K, 87% to Republicans;
Hallmark Cards, $319K, 92% to Republicans;
Amway, $391K, 100% to Republicans;
Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures), $283K, 100% to Republicans;
B.F. Goodrich (tires), $215K, 97% to Republicans;
Proctor & Gamble, $243K, 79% to Republicans;
Coors, $174K, 92% to Republicans;
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel wines- as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver), $644, 80% to Republicans;
Pilgrim's Pride Corp. (chicken), $366K, 100% to Republicans;
Outback Steakhouse, $641K, 95% to Republicans;
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), $133K, 87% to Republicans;
Brinker International (Maggiano's, Brinker Cafe, Chili's, On theBorder, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel's, Corner Baker, EatZis), $242K, 83% to Republicans;
Waffle House, $279K, 100% to Republicans;
McDonald's Corp., $197K, 86% to Republicans;
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, BahamaBreeze), $121K, 89% to Republicans;
Mariott International, $323K, 81% to Republicans;
Holiday Inns, $38K, 71% to Republicans.

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