Payback Time: Check Out Which Companies Gave What to Whom

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


Price Club/Costco donated $225K, 99% went to Democrats
Rite Aid donated $517K, 60% went to Democrats
Magla Products (Stanley tools, Mr. Clean) donated $22K, 100% went to Democrats
Warnaco (undergarments) donated $55K, 73% went to Democrats

Martha Stewart Living Omnimedia donated $153K, 99% went to Democrats
Estee Lauder donated $448K, 95% went to Democrats
Guess, Inc. donated $145K, 98% went to Democrats
Calvin Klein donated $78K, 100% went to Democrats
Liz Claiborne, Inc. donated $34K, 97% went to Democrats
Levi Straus donated $26K, 97% went to Democrats
Olan Mills donated $175K, 99% went to Democrats

WalMart donated $467K, 97% went to Republicans
K-Mart donated $524K, 86% went to Republicans
Home Depot donated $298K, 89% went to Republicans
Target donated $226K, 70% went to Republicans
Circuit City Stores donated $261K, 95% went to Republicans
3M Co. donated $281K, 87% went to Republicans
Hallmark Cards donated $319K, 92% went to Republicans
Amway donated $391K, 100% Republicans
Kohler Co. (plumbing fixtures) donated $283K, 100% Republicans
B.F. Goodrich (tires) donated $215K, 97% went to Republicans
Proctor & Gamble donated $243K, 79% went to Republicans


Southern Wine & Spirits donated $213K, 73% went to Democrats
Joseph E. Seagrams & Sons (incl. beverage Business and considerable media
interests) donated $2M+, 67% went to Democrats
Gallo Winery donated $337K, 95% went to Democrats

Coors & Budweiser donated $174K, 92% went to Republicans
Brown-Forman Corp. (Southern Comfort, Jack Daniels, Bushmills, Korbel Wines,
Lenox China , Dansk and Gorham Silver) donated $644 K — 80% went to


Sonic Corporation donated $83K, 98% went to Democrats
Triarc Companies (Arby’s, T.J. Cinnamon’s, Pasta Connections) donated $112K,
96% went to Democrats

Pilgrim’s Pride Corp. (chicken) donated $366K, 100% went to Republicans
Outback Steakhouse donated $641K, 95% went to Republicans
Tricon Global Restaurants (KFC, Pizza Hut, Taco Bell) donated $133K, 87%went to Republicans
Brinker International (Maggiano’s, Brinker Cafe, Chili’s, On the Border,
Macaroni Grill, Crazymel’s, Corner Baker, EatZis) donated $242K, 83% went to
Waffle House donated $279K, 100% went to Republicans
McDonald’s Corp. donated $197K, 86% went to Republicans
Darden Restaurants (Red Lobster, Olive Garden, Smokey Bones, Bahama Breeze)
donated $121K, 89% went to Republicans
Heinz – Republicans- $64,000 ; Democrats- $21,300! John Kerry’s wife’s


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

Marriott International $323K, 81% went to Republicans
Holiday Inns donated $38K, 71% went to Republicans

  • Doug Ferguson

    Such a shame that Costco sided with the libs. I’ll shop there more often with my kids on sample days and we’ll do triple rounds from now on.

    Additionally, I have no shame anymore to return anything there for any reason.

    • M Green

      I can’t stand Costco. I’ve had a Sam’s card for ever. The people aren’t overtly nice or anything, but they aren’t rude, either. They just stay out of your way, and use manners when passing you or moving around you. Costco, on the other hand! My sister in law bought us a card there and it’s a mecca of crotchety, greedy people who can’t crack a smile to save their lives. An old man in a hoverround actually chased my children down so he could tell them rudely that they were in his way. In other words, Costco shoppers are just like every other concentration of liberals I’ve ever been in.



  • Jeffery Wood

    I’m glad to see my employer gave 100% to Republicans, but sad to see Levi Strauss gave the Dems 97%!!!

    • Shagnasty1

      Levis have been a liberal company for a long time. I don’t believe any of their products have been made in the USA for a long time either. And some of their signature clothes like Dockers look are rather faggot looking.

      • davienne

        i dont like levi’s… sometimes when you wash them the seams twist in the legs..

  • rogerhfrost

    Proverbs 6:6-8

    Go to the ant,
    sluggard; consider her ways and be wise; who having no guide, overseer,
    or ruler, provides her food in the summer and gathers her food in the

    Proverbs 21:5

    The thoughts of the diligent tend only to plenty; but the thoughts of everyone who is hasty only to poverty.

    Proverbs 22:3

    A prudent one foresees the evil and hides himself, but the simple pass on and are punished.

    • dave_aka_lambsev

      interesting choices, I think it has to do with rewarding the indolent, yes?

  • Angry-Elf

    Amazing how quickly someone can tally up who gave what to whom… Yet they’re barely done counting the votes in some places!

    • Steven

      No tally required. Companies are required to REPORT donations and the compay knows how it ‘voted’.

  • Paul Alvarez

    Levi’s are out, Outback and BF Goodrich are in. When people piss in my watering hole and poison my my families well, I tend to cut them off.

  • dave_aka_lambsev

    If I had my prayers answered next time around not one corporation would give to either party. But they will probably be broke and unable to give by then anyways…

  • Eric Leiss

    I like wranglers, sold at kmart. They fit.

    • BD Katt

      cheaper at wal mart

      • Steven

        The proper term is less expensive. Cheap refers to low quality.

        • Noni77

          Like our cheap President.

          • Moe Bullets

            Have you looked at his ‘household’ budget for the White House and the 1st Squatters Family? Ain’t NUTHIN’ cheap about that… On the personal level the term cheap doesn’t even begin to approach the truth.

  • Eric Leiss

    Stanly tools break too easy. hmmmm

  • Michelle Gatses

    I thought I read Walmart was giving to Obama.

    • Steven

      The list stated Wal-mart gave 97% to Republicans. The other 3% may have been protection money to Obama.

      Edit: After a minutes research, I found a reference to an HEIR of Sam Walton and an OFFICER of Wal-mart donating to Obama. The web search did not show any reference to the COMPANY making such a donation, at least not on the first page of results.

  • OleDawg

    That’s it for me…no more Levi Strauss….go for Carhartt and Wrangler from here on. Budweiser and Jack Daniels will remain “on the weekend menu”. I was glad to see the restaurants I patronize were on the “conservative” list already. I will use the list appropriately to support those who Stand FOR America…and against socialism!

  • wsp

    Circuit City…On the list has been out of business for several years…. Is this a phony list or is it old?

    • Saturday Stevens


    • Shagnasty1

      Circuit City liquidated and was bought out by Systemax and sells through their website. Systemax makes computers manufactured in the USA. I have 3 of them and no real complaints about them. If you need tech support and American answers the phone from the USA.

    • Steven is a LIVE website. They closed most of their brick and mortar stores in a bankruptcy a few years ago, but they are NOT out of business. Your LACK of research is showing.

  • Twitch

    oh, lol. Heinz donated three times as much money to Republicans than to Democrats.

    • Shagnasty1

      The article was mistaken. Teresa Kerry does not own Heinz. Her late husband, Pennsylvania Republican Senator John Heinz, was an heir to the company but I don’t believe she got any part or at least controlling part of the company upon his death. She did, however, get control of the very wealthy Heinz Foundation which is a philanthropic organization and I don’t believe related to the Heinz company.

  • Saturday Stevens

    I find it hilarious that the only part of this that you didn’t copy and paste from Sodahead’s article in August is your all-caps blurb at the top.

  • buddytailer

    In reading this article and learning about all of the companies that donated dollars to the two parties has made me feel like those who contributed to my party I will give them my money and the ones who supported the opposite party I will definitely boycott.I cant believe how this election has segregated the population even more.People just dont know what they did in re-electing this person,they dont have a clue how dangerous he is and where his true agenda is leading us.God have mercy on this Land.

  • buddy

    see.. john kerry’s wife’s company heinz donated more to the republicans…

  • james crawford

    Last I heard (three years ago), John Kerry’s wife no longer owned anything of H J Heinz Co. She sold it in order to stuff Johnny’s cookie jar…so she could be our first commie first lady.

  • LyleFelix

    I have boycotted Levi Straus since they started forcing their employees to attend their Homosexual Acceptance Trainings and it has been so long now that I can’t remember when they started it.

    I found an article which mentions them being big supporters of gays being open about their disgusting lifestyle back in 1991. You can see it here:

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