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ECU Calls on Corporations to Demand Senator Ted Cruz Return Campaign Cash

Jan 11, 2021

Corporations have given $2.1 million to Ted Cruz, who sought to overturn election results, ultimately inciting a violent and deadly assault on the Capitol

Hallmark has asked for money back from two of Cruz’s co-conspirators it donated to 

End Citizens United (ECU) President Tiffany Muller today called on corporations to demand a return of campaign donations from Senator Ted Cruz (R-TX), who was a leading figure in inciting a violent and deadly riot at the U.S. Capitol Building in an attempt to overthrow the election.

“The corporations that donated to Ted Cruz have funded the Senator’s efforts to incite a violent insurrection and deadly coup,” Muller said. “In America, people choose their leaders, not a handful of political extremists. Ted Cruz attempted to use misinformation and violence to grab power and overturn the will of voters. Without requesting a return of the millions in campaign cash they have donated to Senator Cruz, these corporations have literally helped fund this violent insurrection.”

Some of the top contributing corporations that have funded Ted Cruz include:

  • BNSF Railway Company RAILPAC: $65,000

  • Union Pacific Corp. Fund for Effective Government: $60,000

  • Lockheed Martin Corporation Employees’ PAC: $54,500

  • Norfolk Southern Corporation Good Government Fund: $40,000

  • Valero Energy Corporation PAC: $40,000

  • AT&T Inc. Federal PAC: $35,000

  • Comcast Corporation & NBCUniversal PAC – Federal: $35,000

  • CSX Corporation Good Government Fund: $35,000

  • Koch Industries Inc. PAC: $33,000

  • Honeywell International PAC: $32,000

  • United Services Automobile Association Employee PAC: $30,000

  • Charter Communications Inc. PAC: $26,000

  • Altria Group, Inc. PAC: $25,000

  • Chevron Employees PAC: $25,000

  • Enterprise Holdings, Inc. PAC: $25,000

  • Exxon Mobil Corporation PAC: $25,000

  • Textron Inc. PAC: $23,500

  • American Airlines Inc. PAC: $20,000

  • Pfizer Inc. PAC: $20,000

  • Texas Spine and Joint LTD PAC: $20,000

  • The Boeing Company PAC: $20,000

  • Toyota Motor North America, Inc. PAC: $19,000

  • General Motors Company PAC: $18,000

  • Accenture Inc. PAC: $17,500

  • Employees of Northrop Grumman Corporation PAC: $17,500

  • Ford Motor COmpany Civic Action Fund: $17,500

  • Gulf States Toyota Inc. Federal PAC: $17,500

  • Phillips 66 PAC: $17,500

  • Space Exploration Technologies Corp. PAC: $17,000

  • FedEx Corporation PAC: $16,000

  • Raytheon Company PAC: $15,500

  • AT&T Inc./WarnerMedia LLC Federal, PAC: $15,000

  • ConocoPhillips Spirit PAC: $15,000

  • Marathon Petroleum Corporation Employees PAC: $15,000

  • Microsoft Corporation PAC: $15,000

  • Southern Company Employees PAC: $15,000

  • The Dow Chemical Company Employees PAC: $15,000

  • Atlas Air Worldwide Holdings, Inc. PAC: $14,500

  • BP Corporation North America Inc. PAC: $14,000

  • Dell Technologies PAC: $14,000

  • Murray Energy Corporation PAC: $14,000

  • Verizon Communications, Inc. PAC: $13,500

  • Energy Corporation PAC: $13,000

  • Celanese Corporation PAC: $12,500

  • Delta Air Lines PAC: $12,500

  • Google Inc. NETPAC: $12,500

  • Occidental Petroleum Corporation PAC: $12,500

  • General Electric Company PAC: $12,000

  • Madison Project Inc.: $12,000

  • Sysco Corporation Good Government Committee: $12,000

  • T-Mobile USA, Inc. PAC: $12,000

  • Lyondell Chemical Company PAC: $10,500

  • Amgen Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Chesapeake Energy Corporation Fed-PAC: $10,000

  • Compass Bancshares, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Cox Enterprises PAC Inc.: $10,000

  • Delta Air Lines PAC: $10,000

  • Devon Energy Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • ECOLAB Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • General Dynamics Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • International Paper PAC: $10,000

  • Jacobs Good Government Fund of Jacobs Engineering Group Inc.: $10,000

  • Loews Corporation Energy Public Affairs Committee: $10,000

  • Nexstar Broadcasting Group Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • NUSTARPAC: $10,000

  • Plainscapital Corporation PAC: $10,000

  • The Emerson Electric Co. PAC: $10,000

  • The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. PAC: $10,000

  • Time Warner Cable Inc. Federal PAC: $10,000

Prior to the vote, Popular Information revealed the top 20 corporations that gave roughly $16 million to Members of Congress who had planned to challenge the results of the Electoral College. Those corporations include AT&T, Comcast, UPS, Deloitte, Ernst & Young, UnitedHealth Group, Walmart, Pfizer, Google, Amazon, Microsoft, Lowe’s, Bank of America, Capital One, and Wells Fargo, among others.

Since the attack on the Capitol, Popular Information has reported that several corporations, The Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, Marriott International, and Commerce Bancshares have decided that they will no longer give to these Members of Congress, but only Hallmark has asked for money to be returned. Their reporting includes how each of the 144 corporations that gave to the senators who voted to challenge the Electoral College responded.