Communications sector betting on Democrats


The communications/electronics industry is ranked 7th out of 13 business sectors in terms of donating cash into the 2008 political races. It’s responsible for over 28M in donations, 68% of which has gone to Democratic candidates, according to a study from The Center for Responsive Politics. In all, nine of the 13 sectors (one of them is the standard grab bag "other" and another is the only slightly more descriptive "miscellaneous business") gave a plurality to the Democrats. The two strongest categories for Democrats are labor and lawyers/lobbyists. Republicans enjoy their greatest support from construction and energy/natural resource interests.