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Monday, October 26, 2020

Lawyers Campaign Contributions: 94% Biden, 6% Trump (99.9% / 0.1% At Jones Day)

Reuters, Lawyers Spurn Trump Campaign in Individual Donations, Including From Jones Day:

Lawyers at Jones Day, which has earned millions as outside counsel to U.S. President Donald Trump’s re-election campaign, have donated nearly $90,000 to the campaign committee of Trump’s Democratic rival Joe Biden. Contributions to the Trump campaign by Jones Day lawyers totaled just $50, records show.

A Reuters analysis of Federal Election Commission records shows a wide gulf between individual lawyer donations to the candidates, with nearly $29 million going directly to Biden’s campaign and just under $1.75 million to Trump’s between Jan. 1, 2019 and Aug. 31, 2020. Lawyers at several other law firms representing Trump or his campaign also heavily favored Biden.

The figures reflect individual giving, not law firm contributions, and they rely on donors’ self-identification by occupation and employer. 

https://taxprof.typepad.com/taxprof_blog/2020/10/lawyers-campaign-contributions-94-to-biden-6-to-trump-99901-at-jones-day.html

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Comments

It really says something when a group of exclusively high earners all vote Democrat despite the fact that it will cause their taxes to go up substantially. This is not about Repulican/Democrat or any political issue anymore. It is about getting an emerging dictator out of office before he destroys the pillars of our country's government.

Posted by: JM | Oct 26, 2020 6:02:59 AM

Jones Day lawyers gave $50 to President Trump? Fascinating.

Posted by: Abe Carnow | Oct 26, 2020 5:51:14 PM

I’m curious how many Black partners the progressives at Jones, Day have

Posted by: Mike Livingston | Oct 27, 2020 2:19:19 AM

It's JONES DAY®.

Posted by: Anon | Oct 28, 2020 6:04:14 PM

The Republican donations are made in the other spouse's name. Much harder to deny partnership when the contributions show up under "Homemaker."

Posted by: Anon | Oct 28, 2020 6:17:20 PM