Network Employees Helped Dems More in 2008

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Employees of the three major American broadcast networks overwhelmingly gave more contributions to Democrats during the 2008 election year.

A study by The Examiner compiled by the Center for Responsive Politics analyzed the giving by senior executives, on-air personalities, producers, reporters, editors, writers and other employees of ABC, CBS and NBC.

Eighty-eight percent of the contributions went to Democratic candidates and campaign committees. The employees gave over $1 million to Democrats and just $143,000 to Republicans.

President Barack Obama received $462,000 in campaign contributions, while Sen. John McCain, R-Ariz., received $27,000.

The Democratic National Committee and Democratic Senate and House campaign committees received 96 contributions from broadcast network employees which totaled $217,881.

Employee contributions to the Republican National Committee and the Republican Senate and House campaign committees totaled $23,805.

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