Democrats Dominate Video Game Industry’s 2009 Campaign Giving

Mid-year documents filed with the Federal Elections Commission indicate that the video game industry is currently leaning to the Democratic side of the aisle when it comes to Congressional campaign donations.

ESA PAC, the political action committee of game publishers group the Entertainment Software Association, has disbursed $12,400 to Congressional candidates so far in 2009. All but $1,000 of those funds went to Democrats or Democratic PACs. Here’s the breakdown:

  • Rep. Bobby Rush (D-IL) – $3,000
  • Rep. Kendrick Meek (D-FL) – $1,000  (Meek is running for a vacant Senate seat)
  • New Democratic Coalition PAC – $2,000
  • Sen. Pat Leahy (D-VT) – $2,400
  • Sen. John Thune (R-SD) – $1,000
  • Rep. Adam Smith (D-WA) – $1,000
  • Sen. Byron Dorgan (D-ND) – $1,000
  • Sen. Blanche Lincoln (D-AR) – $1,000

The contributions will be used by recipients for the 2010 mid-term elections. South Dakota’s Thune is the only Republican among those receiving ESA PAC money so far in 2009.

DOCUMENT DUMP: Grab a copy of the ESA PAC mid-year report here

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