Wal-Mart Makes Last-Minute Donations to Republicans, Pushes Anti-Family, Anti-Employee Agenda 11/6/2006 3:10:00 PM
WASHINGTON, Nov. 6 /U.S. Newswire/ -- The following was released today by WakeUpWalMart.com on Republican campaign contributions and the upcoming election:
After launching a voter education campaign to attack Democratic candidates fighting for a better America, Wal-Mart is now pouring money into key races to support its anti-family, anti-employee agenda.
Here are several examples, in the last few weeks, where Wal- Mart contributed to the Republican candidate in hotly contested races:
-- On Oct. 17, Wal-Mart contributed $5,000 to Tom Kean, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New Jersey.
-- On Oct. 25, Wal-Mart contributed another $5,000 to Tom Kean, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in New Jersey.
-- On Oct. 17, Wal-Mart contributed $5,000 to Lt. Gov. Michael Steele, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Maryland.
-- On Oct. 18, Wal-Mart contributed $2,500 to Sen. Mike Dewine, the Republican U.S. Senate candidate in Ohio.
-- On Oct. 17, Wal-Mart contributed $2,500 to Rep. Jim Gerlach, a Republican Congressman from Pennsylvania who is running in one of the most targeted U.S. House districts in the country.
-- On Oct. 17, Wal-Mart contributed $5,000 to Rep. Tom Reynolds, the chairman of the National Republican Congressional Campaign Committee who is in a hotly contested race in New York.
Wal-Mart's contributions to Republicans in these hotly contested races follows Wal-Mart's very large donation of $500,000 to the Republican Governor's Association on Sept. 27.
"Wal-Mart's last minute contributions to Republicans proves that Wal-Mart is not only a right wing company but supports an anti-family, anti-employee agenda which ships U.S. jobs overseas, denies workers a living wage and fails to expand health care to hard-working families," said Paul Blank, campaign director for WakeUpWalMart.com.