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In the first six months of 2021, Lockheed Martin has already donated to 53 members of Congress who voted on January 6 to overturned the election results. The defense contractor has donated to more GOP objectors than any other major company, according to an analysis of new FEC filings by Popular Information. Read more about how money flows from corporations that benefit from Government contracts like Congressman Blaine Luetkemeyer (R-MO)who  relies heavily on corporate PAC donations to fund his reelection campaignsvoted to overturn the election on January 6. According to a March report from Bloomberg, Luetkemeyer threatened to use his position on the House Financial Services committee to retaliate against companies that stopped contributing to his campaign." 

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all I can say when Congresspeople vote to overturn an election is what was said by George PackerJuly 2019 Issue Doublethink Is Stronger Than Orwell Imagined. 1984, by George Orwell: On Its Enduring Relevance - The Atlantic

What 1984 means today!

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many major corporations are keeping their promises. The following major corporations pledged to cut off support to the 147 Republican objectors after January 6 and have not donated to any of them since either directly or indirectly through multicandidate committees like the NRSC or the NRCC:

AirBnB

AllState

Google

Amazon

American Express

BASF

CBS

Cisco

Commerce Bancshares

Dell

Dow

Ebay

Exelon

Genentech

General Mills

KPMG

Kraft Heinz

Lyft

Marriott

MassMutual

Microsoft

Morgan Stanley

Nasdaq

Nike

PNC Bank

PriceWaterhouseCoopers

S&P Global

Sony Music Group

State Street

Texas Instruments

Universal Music Group

Verizon

Walt Disney

Warner Music Group

Zillow

Many other companies paused all political giving after January 6 and have not yet resumed contributions directly or indirectly to Republican objectors.

These pledges are having an impact. The Wall Street Journal reports that "nearly 100 of the members who voted against certifying the election results and had comparable 2019 data reported receiving less money from corporate and industry PACs for their campaigns in the first half of the year compared with the first half of 2019."

This, of course, could change. There are still 18 months left in the cycle, which is plenty of time for any of the above corporations to resume their donations. But, at this point, many of these pledges remain in force and are having an impact on fundraising.


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