Thursday, September 23, 2010

College profs stay loyal to Democrats; keep the bubble growing

College professors and administrators are donating heavily in the midterm elections and are overwhelmingly supporting Democrats over Republicans, according to a new study.

An analysis of Federal Election Commission data conducted by the Center for Responsive Politics shows that Democrats have raked in more than $400,000 just from employees of the University of California's network of colleges — 86 percent of all donations from UC employees.

Harvard employees ranked second in donations to Democrats, giving $327,028 to the party — 77 percent of total donations from employees of the university.

Employees of Stanford, the University of Texas and Princeton also gave more than $100,000 to Democrats. At Princeton, no donations have gone to a Republican, the study found.

The employees of only a few universities — mostly in the South — gave predominantly to Republicans. Among them are the universities of Alabama, Georgia and Kentucky.

Sen. Barbara Boxer (D-Calif.) has been the top recipient of academic donations, collecting more than $175,000 — likely from those active University of California donors.

Sens. Chuck Schumer (D-N.Y.) and Harry Reid (D-Nev.) have also received more than $100,000 from university employees, as has Charlie Crist, the Republican-turned-independent senate candidate in Florida.

1 comment:

Coco Rico said...

Interesting article, I will post it on my blog too. I am the only registered Republican out of 165 professors at a California State English department... but I am not giving any money to the RNC this year, I am only giving small amounts to Carly Fiorina, Meg Whitman, Brian Sandoval, SarahPAC, and Marco Rubio. I want to see the Republicans solidify a bit more as a party before I send checks to Mr. Steele.