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Major Companies are Suspending Donations to Republicans Involved in Challenging the Election

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In the wake of the U.S. Capitol attacks, scores of major corporations and banks have said they are altering or reviewing the political donations made through their PACs, with many suspending contributions specifically to the Republican members of Congress who challenged the certification of President-elect Joe Biden’s victory.

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Hotel giant Marriott International, the health insurance network Blue Cross Blue Shield, and bank holding company Commerce Bancshares were the first to indefinitely suspend donations to members of Congress who objected to the certification of the Electoral College vote on Jan. 6, as reported Sunday by Popular Information, a political newsletter run by ThinkProgress founder and editor Judd Legum.

All three companies, through their corporate PACs, had donated to at least one of the eight senators involved in the last-minute challenge during the 2020 election cycle: Marriott’s donated $1,000 apiece to Sen. Josh Hawley (R-MO) and his leadership PAC, Blue Cross Blue Shield’s donated nearly $12,000 in total to Hawley, Tommy Tuberville (R-AL) and Roger Marshall (R-KS), while Commerce Bancshares’ donated $2,500 to Marshall.

 

Read the source article at forbes.com

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