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Target Ignores Boycott and Protestations: Gives More Money to Antigay Politicians

Target Ignores Boycott and Protestations: Gives More Money to Antigay Politicians

Federal campaign filings show that Target continued to make contributions to antigay political candidates after the company apologized for it during an uproar this summer. “According to documents filed with the FEC in October 2010, Target continued donating to a bevy of anti-gay politicians even after Steinhafel apologized and committed to reforming the review process for future political donations,” reports The Awl. “These donations even included some of the same anti-gay politicians the company had already been criticized for supporting.”

Federal campaign filings show that Target continued to make contributions to antigay political candidates after the company apologized for it during an uproar this summer.

The Awlreports on documents filed with the Federal Election Commission in October, two months after Target CEO Gregg Steinhafel apologized and said his company would take a leadership role in the future.

“According to documents filed with the FEC in October 2010, Target continued donating to a bevy of anti-gay politicians even after Steinhafel apologized and committed to reforming the review process for future political donations,” reports The Awl. “These donations even included some of the same anti-gay politicians the company had already been criticized for supporting.”

Target’s PAC showed $41,200 in federal election activity, according to The Awl, of which $31,200 went to antigay politicians or PACs supporting those candidates.

 

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