President Trump received just $102 from ESPN employees during the 2016 election cycle.
ESPN employees overwhelming donated gave to Democratic candidates, PACS, and campaign committees during the 2016 election cycle, while giving to Republicans just 19 times.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, people who identified ESPN as their employer made 408 donations during the 2016 election totaling $116,285.
The biggest individual benefactor of donations was Hillary Clinton who received 217 donations during the 2016 campaign totaling $27,580.
By contrast, President Trump received just two donations from ESPN employees, who donated a total of just $102.
Other Democrats who received donations include Sen. Bernie Sanders (I-VT), with just over $1,000. Senators Richard Blumenthal (D-CT), Amy Klobuchar (D-MN), Kamala Harris (D-CA), and Chris Van Hollen (D-MD) also received contributions.
ESPN employees also donated to the Republican presidential campaigns of Ted Cruz (R-TX), Dr. Ben Carson, and Sen. Marco Rubio (R-FL).
The contributions did not stop at just Democratic candidates. They extended to Democratic-aligned PACs like Moveon.org and End Citizens United. ESPN employees also made several donations to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee (DCCC).
There are no records of self-identified ESPN employees giving to Republican campaign committees or Republican-aligned PACs. All told ESPN employees made just 19 donations to Republican candidates totaling $9,002.
The majority of the money that ESPN employees donated during the 2016 cycle went to the Walt Disney Productions Employees PAC, which received $30,855 from 41 donations made by ESPN employees.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, The Walt Disney Productions Employees PAC contributed equally to Republicans and Democratic campaigns in 2016.
Another big recipient was the National Cable & Telecommunications Association (NCTA), which received $13,750 from 9 ESPN employees during the 2016 cycle.
According to the Center for Responsive Politics, NCTA:
“Represents the nation’s cable TV industry and is among the most influential organizations in the technology and communications industries. The trade association and its members spend milions of dollars each year on lobbying and campaign contributions.”
When the donations made to the Walt Disney Productions Employees PAC and NCTA are factored out, ESPN employees donated 87% of the time to Democrats.
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