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U.S. Retail Association Presidential Candidate Campaign Financing 2008 & 2012

Retail Super PAC Financial Contributions to Democratic & Republican Candidates

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Most of the largest U.S. retail industry trade associations support presidential candidates with financial contributions from their Super PAC funds. And, many of the largest retail and restaurant chains make donations to professional organizations in order to support a particular political platform in an anonymous way.

This is a list of the retail trade association Super PACs that provided campaign financing to Democratic and Republican candidates in the 2008 and 2012 election cycles. The restaurant chain Super PACs are listed in alphabetical order, not in order of the amount or percentage of their contributions to the candidates of a particular political party.

U.S. Retail Associations That Gave a Majority of Their Financial Support to Republican Candidates in the 2012 Election Cycle:
  • Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
  • International Council of Shopping Centers
  • International Franchise Association
  • Jewelers of America
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • National Association of convenience Stores
  • National Franchisee Association
  • National Pawnbrokers Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Retail Federation
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
U.S. Retail Associations that Split Their Financial Support Evenly Between Republican and Democratic Candidates in the 2012 Election Cycle:
  • American Lighting Association
  • Direct Selling Association
  • Electronic Retailing Association
U.S. Retail Associations That Gave a Majority of Their Financial Support to Democratic Candidates in the 2012 Election Cycle:
  • Office Furniture Dealers Alliance
U.S. Retail Associations That Gave a Majority of Their Financial Support to Republican Candidates in the 2008 Election Cycle:
  • International Council of shopping Centers
  • International Franchise Association
  • National Association of Convenience
  • National Franchisee Association
  • National Restaurant Association
  • National Retail Federation
  • Retail Industry Leaders Association
U.S. Retail Associations that Split Their Financial Support Evenly Between Republican and Democratic Candidates in the 2008 Election Cycle:
  • American Lighting Association
  • Footwear Distributors and Retailers of America
  • Jewelers of America
U.S. Retail Associations That Gave a Majority of Their Financial Support to Democratic Candidates in the 2008 Election Cycle:
  • Direct Selling Association
  • Electronic Retailing Association
  • National Association of Chain Drug Stores
  • National Pawnbrokers Association
  • Office Furniture Dealers Alliance
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