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Disney has shelled out a whopping $2.5 million this year for political candidates in Florida.According to the Orlando Sentinel they’ve donated more money than any election year prior with the majority going toward Republicans:
“Nearly 90 cents of every dollar that Disney has spent on Florida campaigns in this election has gone to Republican candidates or Republican-leaning interest groups, according to the Sentinel’s analysis. Republicans control the Governor’s Office and Florida Legislature.”
So, what’s the deal? Has the Magic Kingdom gone full out Republican?
The Orlando Sentinel reports the Mouse has another reason to be giving its money to Republicans:
Disney’s goal? To elect politicians who will support its legislative agenda in the state Capitol — especially those who commit to voting against any plans to allow Las Vegas-style casinos in South Florida.
“Our contribution levels in 2012 reflect increased efforts to support candidates who oppose the expansion of casino gambling in Florida,” Disney spokesman Bryan Malenius said.
No gambling near the outskirts of Disney World.
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