Skip to main content
Publish date:

General Mills the latest company to halt donations to Republicans who voted against Biden's win

Two Minnesota representatives voted against certification of results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.
Author:

General Mills has become the latest company to announce it's halting political donations to Republicans who voted against Joe Biden's election certification.

In a statement to BMTN, the Golden Valley-based food giant said that its PAC (political action committee) "has suspended contributions to any member of Congress who voted to override the results of the U.S. presidential election."

There were 147 Republicans in the Senate and House who voted to block the certification of the results in Arizona and Pennsylvania, two states that were among those that put Biden over 270 electoral votes in the Nov. 3 elections.

Among those were Minnesota representatives Jim Hagedorn (R-CD1) and the newly-elected Michelle Fischbach (R-CD7).

The Star Tribune reports that the General Mills PAC had contributed $3,000 to Hagedorn in 2019-20, though backed Fischbach's Democratic opponent Collin Peterson – the former chair of the House Ag Committee – to the tune of $10,000 last year.

Other Minnesota companies that have announced they are suspending donations to the 147 Republicans in the House and Senate include Best Buy.

Some others have chosen to halt donations entirely for now as it reviews its policies. These, per Twin Cities Business Magazine, include 3M, Target, UnitedHealth Group, Cargill, and Thrivent.

Legislators who voted against the certification have come under scrutiny as disproven claims that Biden's win was down to electoral fraud sparked the insurrection at the U.S. Capitol on Jan. 6.

Next Up

Screen Shot 2020-08-14 at 6.45.53 PM

5-year-old boy fatally shot on Thanksgiving identified

Police said a few juveniles at the home were making a social media video when the gun went off.

PAMP travail 1

Pig Ate My Pizza will close at the end of the year.

Its leaders plan to relaunch and "get back to the humble beginnings of Travail."

flickr - criticla care nurses nov 2021

Allina parts ways with 53 of 27,000 employees over vaccine mandate

That's about 0.2% of the health care system's workforce.

US Bank Stadium, Vikings fans

Matthew Coller: How will Vikings fans react on Thursday night?

Will years of disappointment be revealed if the Vikings struggle against the Steelers?

dinner party holidays gathering celebration 1

Health officials encourage getting vaccinated and tested before the holidays

The state has launched a "Celebrate Safely, Minnesota" campaign to make it easier to get tested and vaccinated.

Kjellberg booking photo crop

Charges: Parking dispute, scuffle preceded fatal stabbing

The suspect said he was upset about neighbors and their friends regularly parking on his property.

Dave Hutchinson

Hennepin Co. Sheriff injured in rollover, admits to drinking beforehand

The sheriff, in a statement, called it an "inexcusable decision."

CDC - vaccine band aid

COVID cases, hospitalizations, and deaths in MN dominated by unvaccinated

The latest figures from October show a disproportionate number of deaths among the unvaccinated.

Jaxon Howard

Top MN football recruit Jaxon Howard to announce college decision

He's the son of former Minnesota Viking Willie Howard.

18 wheeler - tractor trailer - semi truck

MN trucking firm that used 'strength tests' to screen out women drivers to pay $500K

The company will pay $500,000 and offer jobs to the women it discriminated against.

mpd suspect 12.3.21 - 1 - CROP

On-the-run man charged with murder in fatal shooting at gas station

The suspect hasn't been arrested, and court documents say he poses a risk to public safety.

coronavirus

Minnesota's COVID-19 update for Wednesday, December 8

The latest details from the Minnesota Department of Health.

Related

united-states-capitol-1675540_1920

After failed insurrection, 2 MN Republicans still voted to block Biden win

Representatives Michelle Fischbach and Jim Hagedorn voted against certifying election results in Arizona and Pennsylvania.

united-states-capitol-1675540_1920

Minnesota Republicans to vote against impeaching President Trump

All four of Minnesota's Republican members of Congress will oppose efforts to impeach President Donald Trump for a second time.

best buy

Best Buy halts donations to politicians who voted against election certification

The Richfield retailer is the latest company to halt its political donations.

Screen Shot 2021-01-13 at 3.31.12 PM

Trump impeached: Minnesota Democrats vote in favor, Republicans against

Trump becomes the first president to be impeached twice..

1024px-DC_Capitol_Storming_IMG_7965

All 4 MN Republicans vote against bipartisan commission into Jan. 6 insurrection

Thirty-five Republicans broke with their party and voted in favor of the legislation.

Screen Shot 2021-08-13 at 6.42.24 AM

Gold, private jets and Ferraris: Arrested GOP strategist's high-flying lifestyle

Some Minnesota Republicans have started distancing themselves from Anton Lazzaro, pledging to return donations from him.

Screen Shot 2019-10-23 at 9.16.20 PM

Rep. Hagedorn among GOPers who tried to access impeachment hearing

The inquiry being held behind closed doors, for now.

Parental benefits just got better for General Mills workers

Up to 20 weeks of paid maternity leave is among the changes.