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Employees at Pennsylvania Universities Donating Overwhelmingly to Democrats Ahead of Midterms

Employees at Pennsylvania Universities Donating Overwhelmingly to Democrats Ahead of Midterms

“Approximately 95.83% went to Democratic recipients.”

People who work in higher ed in Pennsylvania don’t seem to want Republicans to take over. What does that tell you?

Campus Reform reports:

2022 Midterms: PA university employees are donating overwhelmingly to Democrats

With midterm elections this year, Pennsylvania’s 2022 congressional re-districting plans are under scrutiny. The state lost one congressional district last year, bringing the total number down to 17.

The proposed map is not finalized, but FiveThirtyEight reports that three congressional districts will likely be “highly competitive seats.”

Campus Reform analyzed employee political donations from 10 leading Pennsylvania universities during the current election cycle, the last twelve months, from February 2, 2021, to February 2, 2022.

Out of a total of $592,660.077 in donations, 96.85% of all donations went to Democratic candidates or PACS, while 3.15% went to Republican campaigns or PACs, according to Federal Election Commission data.

Below is a breakdown of those donations by institution. Each entry also specifies which congressional district the universities reside in, as well as the political leaning of that district.

All district ratings are taken from Cook Political Report’s 2021 Voter Partisan Index, which measures Democratic (D) and Republican (R) leaning.

Pennsylvania State University

Pennsylvania State University employees donated $86,891.01 to political causes. Approximately 95.83% went to Democratic recipients.

Notable recipient PACs and candidates include the Democratic National Committee, Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee, Act Blue,, End Citizens United, and Stop Republicans.


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The Gentle Grizzly | February 9, 2022 at 10:11 am

In other news, the sun rose in the east, Ford makes F-150s, Amazon is an on-line retailer, and there’s an awful lot of coffee in Brazil.