Contributions by Funeral Professionals to Outside Political Spending Groups Up $121,000

June 6, 2012
1 Comments
Advertisement
The funeral services industry had not contributed significantly to outside spending  groups in the last several election cycles, with a total of $3750 donated from 2004-2010, according to Center for Responsive Politics research.
The content below comes from an article posted by OpenSecrets.org, the blog run by The Center for Responsive Politics, the nation’s premier research group tracking money in U.S. politics and its effect on elections and public policy.

Advertisement

The influx of outside money into the 2012 election cycle –totaling nearly $138 million so far — has been spurred in large part by wealthy individuals and corporations from a variety of high-profile industries.

Not all contributing industries are made for marquees, however. Some businesses making an electoral impact are more down to earth, or — as is the case with the subject of this week’s Politiquizz — underneath it.

The funeral services industry had not contributed significantly to outside spending  groups in the last several election cycles, with a total of $3750 donated from 2004-2010, according toCenter for Responsive Politics research. One company has changed that, however, racking up $125,000 in donations to such groups for the 2012 races, including a $100,000 contribution to a super PAC supporting Rick Perry’s presidential bid — before that campaign was read its last rites.


Which funeral services company is both six feet under and six figures deep in 2012 outside spending? And which pro-Rick Perry super PAC was the recipient of the $100,000 donation? 

The answer: Service Corporation International was the funeral services company that provided the $100,000 donation to Make Us Great Again, the main pro-Perry super PAC.
CDFuneralNews

CDFuneralNews

ConnectingDirectors.com is the leading online daily publication for funeral professionals with a reader base of over 45,000 of the most elite and forward-thinking professionals in the profession. With ConnectingDirectors.com we have created a global community through an online platform allowing funeral professionals to Stay Current. Stay Informed and Stay Elite.
CDFuneralNews
Advertisement

You may be interested

10 Visionary Death Care Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing How We Die
Funeral Industry News
6 views
Funeral Industry News
6 views

10 Visionary Death Care Entrepreneurs Revolutionizing How We Die

Justin Crowe - June 20, 2018

Looking at the business that these 10 death care entrepreneurs have created, there is an overwhelming sense of certainty that…

Mean Internet Comments – Funeral Edition
Funeral Industry News
515 views
Funeral Industry News
515 views

Mean Internet Comments – Funeral Edition

CDFuneralNews - June 20, 2018

We shine a light on some of the harsh words posted on social media towards DISRUPT Media's CEO, Ryan Thogmartin.…

FTC Releases Results of Undercover Funeral Rule Investigation… 4 Regions Bombed
Funeral Industry News
1182 views
Funeral Industry News
1182 views

FTC Releases Results of Undercover Funeral Rule Investigation… 4 Regions Bombed

Justin Crowe - June 18, 2018

The FTC has released its report detailing the results of its undercover Funeral Rule investigation for 2017. Last year, the…

Comments