Election Cycle political donations

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

Shopping

Ø Price Club/ Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats

Ø Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats

Ø Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats

Ø Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats

Ø Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats

Ø Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats

Ø Guess, Inc. Donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats

Ø Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats

Ø Liz Claiborne, Inc. Donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats

Ø Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats

Ø Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats

Ø WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans

Ø K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans

Ø Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans

Ø Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans

Ø Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans

Ø 3M Co. Donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans

Ø Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans

Ø Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans

Ø Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans

Ø B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans

Ø Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans

Spirits

Ø Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats

Ø Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. Beverage Business & considerable media interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats

Ø Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats

Ø Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans

Ø Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines, Lenox China, Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K — 80% went to Republicans

Hungry ?

Ø Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats

Ø Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K, 96% went to Democrats

Ø Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans

Ø Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans

Ø Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87% went to Republicans

Ø Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border, Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to Republicans

Ø Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans

Ø McDonald’s Corp. Donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans

Ø Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze) donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans

Ø Heinz Republicans $64,000 Democrats $21,300! John Kerry’s wife’s company!!!

Traveling and/or Dining

Ø Hyatt Corporation donated $187K of which 80% went to Democrats

Ø Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans

Ø Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans