Monday, September 26, 2011

9334: The Pause That Refreshes GOP.

From Nationwide News Sources…

Coke lobbyists favor Republicans

Pepsi and Coca-Cola are neck-and-neck in the “cola war” in Washington when it comes to spending on lobbying and campaign contributions.

An analysis of that spending by the watchdog Center for Responsive Politics found that Pepsi last year spent about $6.8 million on lobbying compared with about $5.8 million by Coke.

But this year, Coca-Cola is blowing past Pepsi, shelling out $3.4 million through June compared with Pepsi’s $1.9 million.

In political donations so far this year, Coke has the edge with $206,000 contributed, with Democrats getting 41 percent and Republicans 59 percent. Pepsi has poured just $189,000 into coffers this year and has divided it 54 percent to Democrats and 46 percent to Republicans, according to the analysis.

Scripps Howard News Service

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