Companies prefer GOP super PACS
More than 100 companies have combined to give $14.2 million to Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Republican presidential candidate Mitt Romney, according to a new analysis by the Center for Public Integrity.
That sum represents about 17 percent of the $82 million the group has raised through the end of June. Meanwhile, the pro-GOP super PAC American Crossroads, which was co-founded by Karl Rove, has collected about 23 percent of the $40 million it has raised from companies.
Corporate donors include financial firms, energy companies, dietary supplement makers and even a popcorn manufacturer. A handful are publicly traded, including a few Fortune 500 companies, but most are privately held.
Priorities USA Action, the main super PAC backing President Barack Obama, has only collected about 5 percent of the $21 million it has raised from companies.