So far in the 2020 election cycle, the top seventeen candidates getting campaign contributions from Walt Disney Co. employees and family members of Disney employees are Democrats, according to Federal Election Commission data published by the Center for Responsive Politics.
Sen. Kamala Harris (D.-Calif.), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, has received $123,295 in campaign contributions from Walt Disney employees. That ranks her as No. 1 in this election cycle for contributions received from Disney employees.
Pete Buttigieg, the Democratic mayor of South Bend, Ind., who is also seeking his party’s presidential nomination, ranks No. 2. He has received $84,582 in contributions from Disney employees.
Sen. Elizabeth Warren (D.-Mass.), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination ranks No. 3. She has received $39,842 in contributions from Disney employees.
Sen. Bernie Sanders (D.-Vt.), who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination ranks No. 4. He has received $38,130.
Sen. Gary Peters (D.-Mich) ranks No. 5. He has received $36,566.
Former Vice President Joe Biden, who is seeking the Democratic presidential nomination, ranks No. 6. He has received $34,913 in contributions from Disney employees.
The highest ranking Republican for receiving contributions from Disney employees is President Donald Trump. He ranks No. 19, having taken in $12,565 for his reelection campaign.
That puts him just behind No. 18, Beto O’Rourke, who dropped out of the Democratic presidential primary race at the beginning of November. O’Rourke’s presidential campaign received $12,571 from Disney employees.
Former Rep. Katie Hill (D.-Calif.), who resigned from Congress, as Politico put it, “after facing allegations of inappropriate sexual relationships with staffers in her office and on her congressional campaign," ranks No. 13. She received $14,032 in contributions from Disney employees.
House Judiciary Chairman Jerry Nadler (D.-N.Y.0 ranks No. 11, having received $16,605 in contributions from Walt Disney Company employees. House Speaker Nancy Pelosi (D.-Calif.) ranks No. 12, having received $14,418. And House Intelligence Chairman Adam Schiff (D.-Calif.) ranks No. 14, having received $$13,925.
In its analysis of contributions made to federal political candidates by Walt Disney Co., employees and family members of employees, the Center for Responsive Politics states: “The organizations themselves did not donate, rather the money came from the organizations' PACs, their individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals may include subsidiaries and affiliates.”
The contribution amounts published by the Center for Responsive Politics, says the center, were based on “data released on October 16, 2019.”