If firms and business teams “determined to truly get collectively and cease contributing to those individuals, it is going to have an impact,” stated Mike Tanglis, Public Citizen’s analysis director, who co-authored the report. Tanglis stated, nevertheless, that he is “very skeptical that they may cease contributing to those individuals without end.”
The highest company and business givers to the 147 Republicans detailed within the report embrace:
— $2 million by the Nationwide Affiliation of Realtors. In an electronic mail, the group stated it’s “briefly pausing” all federal contributions and can “carefully monitor occasions in Washington within the days and weeks forward with a purpose to guarantee our political participation most carefully represents the desire of our REALTOR members.”
— $2 million by the Nationwide Bankers Affiliation. The group says it is reviewing its practices, however has not made any choices on the way it will transfer ahead.
— $1.8 million by the Nationwide Beer Wholesalers Affiliation. “We’re evaluating our contribution technique,” the group stated in a press release.
Others prolific givers featured within the report embrace AT&T, Comcast, Exxon Mobil, Boeing and Lockheed Martin.
AT&T and Comcast each suspended contributions to those that voted to overturn the election. Exxon Mobil says it is reviewing its political giving. Boeing stated Wednesday that it’s “not making political contributions presently” and can “rigorously consider” who receives future donations. A spokesmen for Lockheed Martin declined to remark.