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Chemical industry favors Trump while pharmaceutical companies prefer Biden in US election contributions

BASF and DuPont lead chemical industry donors to candidates and parties; Pfizer and Amgen lead pharma donors

by Jyllian Kemsley
October 24, 2020 | APPEARED IN VOLUME 98, ISSUE 41

Biden leads in combined donations from the chemical and pharmaceutical industries at $1.9 million to Trump’s $1.1 million.



Source: Center for Responsive Politics. Note: Donations to US presidential candidates are to campaigns and outside groups, which are defined by the Center for Responsive Politics as groups or individuals independent of, and not coordinated with, candidates’ committees. All donations are for the 2020 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically Oct. 16. In many cases, the organizations themselves did not donate; rather, the money came from organizations’ political action committees, organizations’ individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
Donations to US presidential candidates by sector
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Top 10 manufacturing contributors to federal candidates and political parties
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Top 10 manufacturing contributors to federal candidates and political partiesSource: Center for Responsive Politics.
 Note: Donations to US presidential candidates are to campaigns and outside groups, which are defined by the Center for Responsive Politics as groups or individuals independent of, and not coordinated with, candidates’ committees. All donations are for the 2020 election cycle and based on Federal Election Commission data released electronically Oct. 16. In many cases, the organizations themselves did not donate; rather, the money came from organizations’ political action committees, organizations’ individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals’ immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates.
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