Steel employees’ campaign contributions leaning red in 2012

Nov 05, 2012 | 04:15 PM | Catherine Ngai, Samuel Frizell

Tags  elections, president, Obama, Romney, OpenSecrets, Republicans, Democrats, Sam Frizell Catherine Ngai

NEW YORK — Federal campaign contributions from individuals working in the steel sector have leaned heavily toward the Republican Party this election cycle as the nation anticipates the congressional and presidential elections Tuesday, Federal Election Commission data compiled by the nonprofit Center for Responsive Politics show.

While contributions in 2008 from steel and raw materials companies’ employees and their companies’ political action committees (PACs) were more balanced between Democratic and Republican politicians, more market players seem to have placed their bets on Republicans in 2012, according to data through Oct. 25 compiled by....

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