Skip to comments.Publix suspends political contributions amid statewide protests (Camera Hogg Wins)
Posted on 05/25/2018 3:23:54 PM PDT by E. Pluribus Unum
The supermarket giant acknowledges its support of Adam Putnam has "led to a divide in our community."
Publix, facing consumer boycotts, student protests and threats to its wholesome image for its generous support of Adam Putnam's bid for governor, announced Friday it is suspending all corporate campaign contributions immediately.
The popular retailer, facing a rapidly escalating public relations crisis fueled largely by social media and the debate over guns, issued a statement at the start of the three-day Memorial Day holiday weekend acknowledging the "divide" that it has caused by its unprecedented financial support of Putnam's campaign.
"At Publix, we respect the students and members of the community who have chosen to express their voices on these issues," the company said. "We regret that our contributions have led to a divide in our community. We did not intent to put our associates and the customers they serve in the middle of a political debate. At the same time, we remain committed to maintaining a welcoming shopping experience for our customers. We would never knowingly disappoint our customers or the communities we serve."
The company's action suggested that the furor over its contributions was having a significant effect as the 2018 political campaign attracts growing attention from Florida voters.
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“Agree with me, or else!”
Needs to be stopped.
Did they give Hogg the million dollars too?
Publix folded like a cheap suit.
I hate to see a company I support and respect like Publix buckle to the demands of a twerp like Hogg but this being said, I am surprised that any non-political organization like a grocery chain would donate to a political candidate of any party. It goes along with the saying, “Don’t piss off half your customers.”
Jesus help our society. Fascism is on the ascendancy.
Publix will here from me and my shopping patterns will change for their cave.
No more shopping at Publix....pussies
Hogg needs to go in a border tunnel with Pisslosi and RAW SEWAGE.
Publix are COWARDS. I hope their COWARDICE hurts their business.
Caving in to extortionists’ demands? They’ll regret that.
Time to hammer them back the other way. We can hammer harder than that little Nazi bastard.
Maybe Chick-Fil-A can make up the difference for Putnam. We should all send him a little bit.
Its employees can still contribute as much as they want.
Time to hammer them back the other way.
Publix is pissing off lots of its customers who spend a lot more money at the store than do teenagers. Talk about a miscalculation.
Publix should have doubled their contribution to Putnam in defiance of Camera Hogg.
Now they’re going to face an even bigger boycott from conservatives.
When will these companies learn that there is no winning path that starts with caving to left-wing pressure groups?
Just look at the disasters Starbucks and Dick’s Sporting Goods are facing.
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