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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Profs and Administrators Overwhelmingly Contribute to Democratic Candidates

A new study by the Center for Responsive Politics, a nonpartisan research group, reports on political giving to federal candidates by college employees in the run up to the November's 2010 midterm elections.  As in previous studies, the report documents that college employees overhwlemingly contribute to Democratic candidates.  The chart below lists the ten colleges and educational groups with the most political giving:

Organization Total PAC Individuals Dems Repubs %Dem %Repub
Univ. of California $483,981 $0 $483,981 $414,351 $69,630 86% 14%
Harvard University $424,478 $0 $424,478 $327,028 $97,450 77% 23%
Stanford University $375,553 $0 $375,553 $280,703 $93,850 75% 25%
Apollo Group $265,625 $78,600 $177,025 $200,950 $64,175 76% 24%
Career College Ass'n $226,111 $206,311 $19,800 $148,611 $77,500 66% 34%
University of Texas $139,867 $0 $139,867 $116,487 $23,380 83% 17%
Columbia University $126,690 $0 $126,690 $91,690 $35,000 72% 28%
Full Sail $126,070 $0 $126,070 $93,400 $29,770 74% 24%
Keiser University $118,242 $0 $118,242 $59,900 $29,500 51% 25%
Princeton Review $115,000 $0 $115,000 $115,000 $0 100% 0%

Colleges that gave a larger share of contributions to Republican candidates included:

  • Kentucky: 80%
  • Alabama: 78%
  • Georgia: 61%

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Posted by: Todd | Sep 23, 2010 6:40:19 AM

Wonder how often political donations result in politically appointed positions.

Posted by: Army of Davids | Sep 23, 2010 6:57:37 AM

Its about the same with Main Stream Media and the 'entertainment' industry. The schools have become the sanctuary of the Bill Ayers set, want your kid to be brainwashed, send them to college and in no time they will be neo-com's spouting the party line.

Posted by: Ron Nord | Sep 23, 2010 7:41:25 AM

Can you add any more detail on the "educational groups" listed in the table? I don't think of the Career College Association and Princeton Review as equivalents to Harvard or the University of California.

JHA

Posted by: Jonathan H. Adler | Sep 23, 2010 9:09:10 AM

Harvard is quite the leftist radical factory isn't it.

Posted by: listingstarboard | Sep 23, 2010 9:39:26 AM

The slant is actually less than I expected. I would have thought it would be in 90th percentile more often. I'm shocked that there were university's that favored Republicans..

Posted by: RPD | Sep 23, 2010 4:14:59 PM

You mean there still are some college workers that give to Republicans?! Why haven't they been fired?

Posted by: Woody | Sep 23, 2010 4:31:35 PM

Full Sail? Do they have a law school?

Posted by: mike livingston | Sep 24, 2010 3:16:12 AM