Boston Sci has given 73% of its total contributions to Republican candidates and PACs this cycle
Source: Open Secrets
Boston Scientific's ($BSX) political action arm has contributed $300,500 this cycle, with $222,000 going to candidates and $78,500 to other PACs. The device giant's contributions lean heavily toward the GOP, with 65% of its candidate donations going to Republicans and 94% of its PAC donations going to rightward organizations. The big individual winners, unsurprisingly, are outspoken opponents of the 2.3% medical device tax set to take effect in January. Boston Sci gave $10,000 to Rep. Erik Paulsen's re-election efforts, $7,500 to Sen. Mitch McConnell and $5,000 to Sen. Orrin Hatch.
As for PACs, Boston Sci gave $73,500 to Republican committees and made just one blue donation: $5,000 to the New Democrat Coalition, which bills itself as supporting moderate candidates.
Boston Sci's employees split just about the same way with their $54,151 in individual contributions, putting 71% of that money into Republican pockets.
Top candidates: $10,000 for Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and $7,500 for Sen. Mitch McConnell (R-KY).
Top PACs: $10,000 each for Next Century Fund, Continuing a Majority Party Action Committee, Freedom Project and Every Republican Is Crucial PAC.
- here's Boston Scientific's Open Secrets page