After the GOP scored a resounding victory in Virginia and gave a genuine scare to the Democrats in heavily Democratic New Jersey on Tuesday, corporations that had ditched donating to the GOP after January 6 are reportedly revising their opinion and considering returning to donating more money to the GOP again, according to a new report.
“A host of Republican lobbyists say that Tuesday’s elections in Virginia and New Jersey have ignited interest from their corporate clients on making inroads with GOP officials on the Hill. They suspect that cash will soon start flowing from corporate PACs to their party’s lawmakers too,” Politico reported on Monday.
The mainstream media has been working for months to vilify corporations giving money to Republicans after January 6. On June 6, Bloomberg titled an article, “How We’ll Know if Corporations Backslide on Jan. 6 Pledges.”
A July 27 article in Quartz was titled, “These companies still donate to Jan. 6 seditionists in Congress” it stated:
It didn’t take long for major businesses to forget about the rule of law and get back to the business of paying for access to legislators. Today’s hearing, the first of several designed to probe the events of that day and dispel lies about what happened, is a good opportunity to highlight some of the recidivist firms who have no problem backing politicians willing to strip away Americans’ right to vote.
On October 25, Rolling Stone ran an article titled, “What Insurrection? Corporate America Can’t Stop Bankrolling the Jan. 6 Sedition Caucus.”
Brian Ballard, whom Politico described as “The Most Powerful Lobbyist in Trump’s Washington” in April 2018, told Politico, “After talking to several clients today, they’ll be a lot more aggressively Republican giving” over the next six months, adding, “It’s much more bullish for Republicans than it was perhaps six months ago.”
David Tamasi, managing director of Chartwell Strategy Group, echoed, “Where we are today from where we were six to eight months ago is a fundamentally different political environment. … I think people are realizing that you know it’s likely that the House is gonna flip, and that you’re gonna have to engage with some of the folks that are going to have greater political profiles than they did previously.”
“Following the Capitol riot on Jan. 6, many top corporations vowed to withhold their political donations to the Republican lawmakers who objected to the certification of Joe Biden’s electoral college victory, which includes members in the House GOP leadership ranks,” Politico reported, naming Comcast, Mastercard, and American Express, among others.
Sam Geduldig, co-CEO of CGCN Group, asserted that the results from Virginia and New Jersey would have significant impact for the future, as corporations realize they might well have to deal with the GOP again holding positions of power, declaring, “I think they’ll want to figure out how to repair relationships with people that hold gavels and hold chairmanships that are important.”
Ballard noted, “time heals all.”
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