Saturday, October 09, 2004

Class Warfare

Fortune 50 CEO's who have contributed to Bush/Cheney 2004

H. Lee Scott Jr.Wal-Mart Stores
G. Richard Wagoner Jr.General Motors
William Clay Ford Jr.Ford Motors
Jeffrey R. ImmeltGeneral Electric
David J. O'Reilly Chevron Texaco
Charles O. Prince IIICitigroup
Samuel J. PalmisanoI.B.M.
Maurice GreenbergAmerican International Group
Carleton S. FiorinaHewlett-Packard
Ivan G. SeidenbergVerizon Communications
Robert L. NardelliHome Depot
Edward B. Rust Jr.State Farm Insurance
R. David YostAmerisourceBergen
Robert J. Ulrich Target
Kenneth D. LewisBank of America
Henry A. McKinnell Jr. Pfizer
William B. HarrisonJ.P. Morgan Chase & Co .
Richard D. ParsonsTime Warner
Alan G. LaffeyProcter and Gamble
William C. WeldonJohnson & Johnson
Michael S. DellDell
Alan J. LacySears Roebuck
Edward E. Whitacre Jr.SBC Communications
William E. Greehey Valero Energy
Clarence P. CazalotMarathon Oil
Steven A.BurdSafeway
Phillip J. PurcellMorgan Stanley
David W. DormanAt & T
Michael L. EskewUnited Parcel Service
William S. StavropoulosDow Chemical
Steven A. BallmerMicrosoft
Edward M. Liddy Allstate
Richard M. KovacevichWells Fargo

Fortune 50 CEO's who have contributed to Kerry/Edwards 2004

Warren E. BuffetBerkshire Hathaway
James D. SinegalCostco Wholesale

Final Score 33-2 (15 abstentions)

These particular donations are limited by a $2000 maximum per candidate. The larger slush funds run through the Republican and Democratic Party, 527's, and interest groups.

More than monetary value, these contribution patterns offer an insight into the thinking of the wealthy. It's the tip of the iceberg, as the saying goes.

Sources: Open Secrets
Fortune 500 magazine, April 5 2004

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