Device Firms' Contributions Toe Election Lines

For election cycle 2008, medical device companies* seemed nearly equally split across party lines. The table below was adapted from data found at OpenSecrets.org. It features the top 20 contributors in industry, broken down by amount given to different organizations.Please note, MD&DI in no way endorses any party or candidate.

November 5, 2008

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Device Firms' Contributions Toe Election Lines

The data presented here is for informative purposes only.

Rank

Organization

Amount

Dems

Repubs

1

Medtronic Inc

$441,210

58%

42%

2

Boston Scientific Corp

$338,083

38%

62%

3

C8 Medisensors

$262,124

100%

0%

4

Baxter International

$235,264

53%

47%

5

Pride Mobility Products

$232,600

12%

88%

6

Invacare Corp

$208,605

42%

58%

7

Starkey Laboratories

$189,030

0%

100%

8

A-Dec Inc

$161,400

1%

99%

9

Medline Industries

$161,350

88%

12%

10

Advanced Medical Technology Assn

$152,148

53%

47%

11

Direct Supply Inc

$139,001

71%

29%

12

Alza Corp

$117,850

100%

0%

13

SCOOTER Store

$115,623

57%

43%

14

Mallinckrodt Inc

$99,500

61%

39%

15

St Jude Medical

$99,121

24%

76%

16

Pacific Pulmonary Services

$86,600

62%

38%

17

Covidien US

$84,000

44%

56%

18

Novo Nordisk

$80,870

55%

45%

19

Energex Systems

$79,700

0%

100%

20

CR Bard Inc

$79,395

53%

47%

* A note on methodology: The numbers on this page are based on contributions from PACs, soft money donors, and individuals giving $200 or more. (Only those groups giving $5,000 or more are listed here. Soft money applies only to cycles 1992-2002.) In many cases, the organizations themselves did not donate; rather the money came from the organization's PAC, its individual members or employees or owners, and those individuals' immediate families. Organization totals include subsidiaries and affiliates. All donations took place during the 2007-2008 election cycle and were released by the Federal Election Commission on Sunday, October 19, 2008.Data courtesy of the Center for Responsive Politics.

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