Following the money: Who may be affected by Publix stopping political donations?

Alabama money

Despite supporters standing by them with a “#SupportPublix” movement. Publix supermarkets announced that they are suspending political contributions in response to a “die in” protest led by some Parkland school shooting survivors.

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Who might this affect in Alabama? According to Alabama’s Secretary of State’s contribution records Publix has given a total of $77,420 in political contributions since 2013. That is significantly lower than their massive $2,000,000 plus in contributions this cycle alone in the state of Florida where their headquarters are based.

Of their money most went to the Alabama Retailers PAC which received $35,920. The Alabama Grocers Association which received $21,500, Alabama 2014 PAC (A conservative PAC run by Bob Reily) got $10,000 and COMP PAC (A workers compensation PAC) received $10,000.

Who is Alabama Retail PAC endorsing this cycle? They just released their full list.

For the state’s constitutional offices, RetailPAC endorses:

  • Governor Kay Ivey*
  • Lieutenant Governor: Twinkle Cavanaugh
  • Attorney General Steve Marshall*
  • Secretary of State John Merrill*
  • State Treasurer: John McMillan

For the Grocers Association? Their full list is on their website.

For constitutional offices candidates endorsed by SACKPAC are:

  • Governor – Kay Ivey (R)
  • Lieutenant Governor – Twinkle Andress Cavanaugh (R)
  • Attorney General – Steve Marshall (R)
  • Secretary of State – John Merrill (R)
  • Treasurer – John McMillan (R)
  • Commissioner, Alabama Department of Agriculture & Industries – Rick Pate (R)
According to the Alabama Secretary of State Publix Alabama Political Contributions

We will continue following the Publix contributions story and will be updating the site with additional news as it breaks.