Covidien has forked over 61% of its total contributions to Republican candidates and PACs this cycle
Source: Open Secrets
Covidien ($COV) has handed out a total of $229,800 this electoral go-round, directing $194,800 to candidates and $35,000 to PACs. About 62% of the company's candidate spending went to Republicans, including $5,000 to anti-tax crusader Sen. Orrin Hatch and $8,000 to hometown Sen. Scott Brown. As for Democrats, Covidien shelled out a combined $5,500 for friends of the industry Amy Klobuchar and Al Franken, but also gave $7,000 to Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand, who has been resolute in her support of the Affordable Care Act.
Covidien's PAC-to-PAC giving skewed a little less rightward, as the company spent $19,000 of its $35,000 total on Republican groups, good for 54%. The big winner was the National Republican Senatorial Committee, which snagged $10,000, while its Democratic counterpart got $5,000.
As for the devicemaker's employees, they gave 57% of their $45,879 in contributions to Republicans.
Top candidates: $9,000 for Sen. Scott Brown (R-MA), $7,000 for Sen. Kirsten Gillibrand (D-NY), and $5,000 each for Sen. Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Reps. Sander Levin (D-MI), Dave Camp (R-MI), Fred Upton (D-MI), Richard Neal (D-MA) and Erik Paulsen (R-MN).
Top PACs: $10,000 for National Republican Senatorial Committee, $5,000 for Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee.
- here's Covidien's Open Secrets page