Will KC firms like Hallmark, Cerner keep up political spending after shunning Hawley?
“I think it remains to be seen whether this will be long standing. We are right after an election so it’s perhaps the most convenient time to withhold contributions,” said Erin Chlopak, director of campaign finance strategy for the nonpartisan Campaign Legal Center. ”It’s not the time when candidates are necessarily pounding pavement to seek that money. And the impact will be more significant as we get close to the next election.” Chlopak said the more specific the statement from a corporation, the more meaningful a signal it sends to the nation about the events of January 6. “A corporation saying we’re not making any contributions anymore doesn’t mean much,” she said.
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