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Oct 15, 2016

TRUCKING CAMPAIGN CONTRIBUTIONS * USA

* DC - Trump bests Clinton among trucking campaign contributions


--- Trucking campaign contributions have heavily favored Republican candidates this election cycle, with 82 percent of the industry’s contributions going to Republicans, according to data from the Center for Responsive Politics. The remaining 18 percent has gone to Democrats, the center reports... Contributions to the top Republican on the ticket, however, are much lower than recent presidential elections... Of trucking’s $5.22 million in contributions, more than $97,000 went to Republican presidential nominee Donald Trump – far less than the $1.05 million contributed to Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney in 2012. It’s also well below the $375,000 contributed to John McCain’s Republican campaign in 2008... Just over $72,000 has been contributed by trucking to Democratic nominee Hillary Clinton this election cycle, according to CRP data. Clinton’s trucking-received contributions are lower than President Obama’s $80,601 in 2012 and $151,864 in 2008... The top recipient of trucking political contributions was Republican Sen. Ted Cruz, receiving $164,730.... 
(Photo: Democratic presidential nominee Hillary Clinton ranked 6th on the list of trucking industry contributors, drawing more than $72,000 from the industry in campaign contributions)  --   Washington, DC, USA - CCJ, by James Jaillet - October 11, 2016

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