With the holidays upon us,

With the holidays upon us, we might wish to be mindful of who we patronize
relative to their 2000 Election Cycle political donations, as reported by
the Center for Responsive Politics. (look at hallmark)

Shopping

Price Club/Costco donated $225K, of which 99% went 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;
Rite Aid, $517K, 60% to democrats;
Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean), $22K, 100% to democrats;
3M Co., $281K, 87% to republicans;
Hallmark Cards, $319K, 92% to republicans;
Amway, $391K, 100% republican;
Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures), $283K, 100% republicans;

Warnaco (undergarments), $55K, 73% to democrats;
B.F. Goodrich (tires), $215K, 97% to republicans;
Proctor & Gamble, $243K, 79% to republicans;
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.

Coors, $174K, 92% to republicans; (also Budweiser – sd)
Gallo Winery, $337K, 95% to democrats;
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel
wines – as well as Lennox China, Dansk, Gorham Silver), $644, 80% to republicans;
Southern Wine & Spirits, $213K, 73% to democrats;

Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons $2M+, 67% democrats.
Hungry Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken), $366K, 100% republican;
Outback Steakhouse, $641K, 95% republican;

Sonic Corporation, $83K, 98% democrat;
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell), $133K, 87% republican;
Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border,
Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis), $242K, 83% republican;

Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections), $112K, 96% democrats;
Waffle House, $279K, 100% republican;
McDonald’s Corp., $197K, 86% republican;
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, ) $121K, 89% republican;

Hyatt Corporation, $187K, 80% to democrats;
Mariott International, $323K, 81% to republicans;
Holiday Inns, $38K, 71% to republicans.

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