St. Jude has handed out 56% of its total contributions to Republican candidates and PACs this cycle
Source: Open Secrets
St. Jude Medical ($STJ) had the smallest (or least generous, if you want to look at that way) of the device PACs on our list, meting out $95,000 in contributions for the cycle, with $90,000 sent to candidates and just $5,000 to organizations. Around 57% of that candidate spending went to Republicans, including $6,000 to local tax foe Rep. Erik Paulsen and $5,000 to House Speaker and healthcare reform opponent John Boehner. On the Democratic side, St. Jude followed devicemaker suit with $9,000 total to Sens. Al Franken and Amy Klobuchar and gave $5,000 to Sen. Dianne Feinstein.
St. Jude's PAC spending was brief and polar: It gave $2,500 each to Blue Dog PAC and the moderate New Democrat Coalition, helmed by centrist Rep. Joseph Crowley.
The company's workers leaned further to the left, lining Democratic pockets with 56% of their $52,836 in donations.
Top candidates: $6,000 for Rep. Erik Paulsen (R-MN) and $5,000 each for Sens. Dianne Feinstein (D-CA), Mitch McConnell (R-KY) and Amy Klobuchar (D-MN).
Top PACs: $2,500 each for Blue Dog PAC and New Democrat Coalition.
- here's St. Jude's Open Secrets page