Which Company is the Most Republican and the Most Democrat?

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Ever wonder where companies fall on the political spectrum? The New York Times took a look at the most Republican companies based on political donations and found that the makers of Wonder Bread were the most right-leaning.

The political action committee of Flowers Foods, a Georgia company that produces the pillowy sandwich bread, Tastykakes and Nature's Own baked goods, has given more than 99 percent of its political contributions since 1979 to Republicans. Only three Democratic congressional candidates have gotten money from its PAC since 1984, and not one in the past 20 years.

Rounding out the top three right-leaning companies were Illinois Tool Works, which gave 95.9 percent of its political contributions to Republicans, and Cooper Industries, which gave 93.6 percent of its political contributes to the GOP.

So, what company is the most left-leaning in terms of political contributions? The New York Times story focuses mostly on right-leaning companies, but does note that Citizen’s Financial Group is the most left-leaning, giving 77.5 percent of its political contributions to Democrats.


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