The Orlando Sentinal is reporting that in 2009, Walt Disney World gave close to $550,000 to political groups and specific politicians in Florida. Over $400,000 of this was in the form of cash donations and the rest was in the form of freebies (hotel rooms, park passes, etc).
From this amount, WDW gave over $250,000 to the Republican party (who controls both the governor's office and the state legislature), while the Democratic party got about $140,000. The largest single donation was for $45,000 to the 'Committee for Florida Justice Reform'. A committee that is trying to create tougher restrictions on lawsuits.
Be aware that these totals are for Florida candidates and groups. It does not include what WDW donated to Federal or local councils.
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