Election Mania Trivia 2012: Catholic Employees’ Favorites

Election Mania Trivia 2012: Catholic Employees’ Favorites December 1, 2011

So I’ve been doing a little data mining over at the Federal Election Commission’s website. Earlier today, I presented you with the military’s favorite candidate. This time, I was curious to see which candidates folks who work for organizations that have the word Catholic in them support.

Here’s what I found listed by folks employers who have contributed. It looks like folks support the two candidates in the photograph above with their dollars.

1. Barack Obama (10/19/2011)
CATHOLIC ARCHDIOCESE OF SEATTLE 25.00
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 625.00
CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEIGHBORHOOD SERVIC 120.00
CATHOLIC CHURCH 200.00
CATHOLIC HEALTH EAST 75.00
CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST 1,025.00
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL 290.00
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES 100.00
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES 20.00
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY 100.00
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA 400.00
2. Ron Paul (10/15/2011)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES 170.12
CATHOLIC CHURCH 100.00
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES 201.20
CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST 250.00
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA 20.12
Mitt Romney
$0
Rick Perry
$0
Herman Cain
$0
Michelle Bachman
$0
Rick Santorum
$0
Newt Gingrich
$0

 

How about them apples? True, this is a tiny sample and subset of folks who have actually given money to candidates. And there are plenty of Catholics that support other candidates. But I think that it is telling that of the folks who work for Catholic organizations, Barack Obama and Ron Paul seem to be the top choices.

Are we having fun yet? Don’t shoot the messenger.

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