Presidential campaign donations and contributions have been a hot button issue throughout the race. Especially for Senator Bernie Sanders and former Secretary of State Hillary Clinton. A recent report shows that federal government workers have given more than ten times in contributions to Democrats than Republican’s during this campaign year.
The IRS, Department of Treasury, Department of Veterans Affairs, the U.S. Postal Service, and Department of States employees have made a significant impact on Democratic donations. As reported by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Employees of the Treasury Department contributed $170,897 to Democratic candidates as opposed to $1,925 to Republican’s. Department of State employees donated $299,224 to Democrats and $24,241 to Republican’s. The Department of Veterans employees gave approximately $118,834 to Democrats as opposed to $36,738 to Republican’s. Workers for the U.S. Postal Service gave $162,645 to Democrats and $112,840 to Republican’s.
In addition to these government organizations, employees from the Department of Emergy donated $120,271 to Democrats and $14,377 to Republican’s. Department of Justice workers gave $137,603 to Democrats and $14,939 to Republican’s.
In total, these numbers indicate that federal employees give almost ten times more in campaign contributions to Democrats than to Republican’s.
Most data was taken from the Federal Election Commission. Because donors do not always report whom their employers are it is likely that the amount of total contributions to presidential campaigns by federal employees is far greater than what has been notated.