Election Mania Trivia 2012: Catholic Employees’ Favorites

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 SEATTLE25.00
CATHOLIC CHARITIES625.00
CATHOLIC CHARITIES NEIGHBORHOOD SERVIC120.00
CATHOLIC CHURCH200.00
CATHOLIC HEALTH EAST75.00
CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST1,025.00
CATHOLIC HIGH SCHOOL290.00
CATHOLIC RELIEF SERVICES100.00
CATHOLIC SOCIAL SERVICES20.00
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY100.00
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA400.00
2. Ron Paul (10/15/2011)
CATHOLIC CHARITIES170.12
CATHOLIC CHURCH100.00
CATHOLIC COMMUNITY SERVICES201.20
CATHOLIC HEALTHCARE WEST250.00
CATHOLIC UNIVERSITY OF AMERICA20.12
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.

  • John E Dean

    IMO Catholics who are serious about defeating Obama in the 2012 election need to support Newt Gingrich NOW.


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