Medtronic has given 56% of its total contributions to Republican candidates and PACs this cycle
Source: Open Secrets
The Medtronic ($MDT) PAC has run up a $198,000 tab this cycle, steering $173,500 of its funds to candidates and $24,500 to outside PACs. Medtronic put 55% percent of its campaign contributions toward Republicans, including $5,000 to Rep. Erik Paulsen and $4,000 to Sen. Orrin Hatch, both opponents of the device tax. On the Democratic side, Medtronic gave to local Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and chipped in $8,000 for Wisconsin Rep. Ron Kind, who sits on the Ways and Means Committee.
Medtronic was a bit less measured in its PAC contributions, however, giving 65% of its $24,500 total to Republican committees, including $10,000 to Republican Main Street Partnership, which advocates repealing the Affordable Care Act.
Medtronic's employees sound a different tone, putting 56% of their $91,651 toward Democratic causes.
Top candidates: $8,000 for Rep. Ron Kind (D-WI) and $4,000 each for Sens. Michael Bennet (D-CO), Orrin Hatch (R-UT) and Bob Corker (R-TN).
Top PACs: $10,000 each for Republican Main Street Partnership, New Democrat Coalition, AdvaMed and Blue Dog PAC.
- here's Medtronic's Open Secrets page