Surprise! Hollywood Backing Dems 2-To-1

THR breaks down studio and employee giving to federal elections during the current cycle as reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.

Rumor has it that the people who create television and movies lean a tad left, politically speaking. Turns out, it’s true — at least in the current election cycle. While the studio congloms have been fairly evenhanded with their political giving, employees overwhelmingly favor Democrats, even those who work for conservative-leaning Rupert Murdoch’s News Corp.

COMCAST

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $1.029,000
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $1,433,492
  • TOTAL Democrat Donations: $2,472,492
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $1,015,000
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $341,399
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $1,356,399

TIME WARNER

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $191,000
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $1,079,273
  • TOTAL Democratic Donations: $1,270,273
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $183,500
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $39,454
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $222,954

NEWS CORP.

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $136,500
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $488,096
  • TOTAL Democratic Donations: $624,596
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $158,000
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $164,954
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $322,954

WALT DISNEY CO.

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $144,500
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $399,503
  • TOTAL Democratic Donations: $544,003
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $135,000
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $54,546
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $189,546

VIACOM

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $113,000
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $271,841
  • TOTAL Democrat Donations: $384,841
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $139,500
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $40,250
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $179,750

SONY

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $85,428
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $314,205
  • TOTAL Democrat Donations: $399,453
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $65,500
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $57,559
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $123,059

CBS

  • Democrat Donations by Company: $25,500
  • Democrat Donations by Employees: $89,039
  • TOTAL Democrat Donations: $114,539
     
  • Republican Donations by Company: $49,000
  • Republican Donations by Employees: $13,110
  • TOTAL Republican Donations: $62,110

TOTAL GIVING

Democratic Donations

  • Companies: $1,734,748
  • Employees: $4,075,449
  • TOTAL: $5,010,197

Republican Donations

  • Companies: $711,272
  • Employees: $4,075,449
  • TOTAL: $2,457,672
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