Republicans who tried to overturn election are paying for it in lost corporate campaign cash

 Republicans who tried to overturn election are paying for it in lost corporate campaign cash
WASHINGTON, DC - JULY 30: Sen. Ted Cruz (R-TX) questions U.S. Secretary of State Mike Pompeo during a Senate Foreign Relations committee hearing on the State Department's 2021 budget in the Dirksen Senate Office Building on July 30, 2020 in Washington, DC. (Photo by Jim Lo Scalzo-Pool/Getty Images)

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Twenty of the 30 corporate PACs that gave the most money to the 147 congressional Republicans who tried to block the valid election results on January 6 are suspending some or all such contributions in the future. Those 20 companies gave a combined $26 million to the lawmakers, though corporate PACs are allowed to give a maximum of $5,000 per lawmaker per election.

The Washington Post points out that many of the nine companies in the top 30 that have not yet suspended contributions to the anti-democracy Republicans are government contractors, for whom currying favor is especially important. By contrast, a number of the companies that have taken action are consumer-facing companies that could be vulnerable to boycotts. The latter group of companies includes AT&T, Comcast, Honeywell, PricewaterhouseCoopers, General Electric, KPMG, and Verizon.

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