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Business closed: corporate donors snub Trump allies in the GOP

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Business closed: corporate donors snub Trump allies in the GOP

Boycott grows far beyond the dozens of firms that announced a stop to donations after the attack on the US Capitol

Jason Lange and Andy Sullivan

In the days after the January 6 2021 attack on the US Capitol, dozens of companies said they would suspend political donations to Republican lawmakers who had backed then president Donald Trump’s baseless claims of fraud in the 2020 election.

More than one year later, Republicans in the House of Representatives who voted to challenge the election results have so far collected about half as much corporate cash as they did at this point in the previous election cycle.

By contrast, corporate donations are up about 10% to House Republicans who voted to certify President Joe Biden’s victory over Trump...

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