MIDLAND, MI – The Dow Chemical Co. will not make any more donations to members of Congress who voted against certifying the results of the 2020 presidential election, potentially affecting three Michigan Republicans.
U.S. Rep. Lisa McClain, R-Bruce Twp., U.S. Reps. Jack Bergman, R-Watersmeet, and Tim Walberg, R-Tipton, objected to Electoral College votes in two states as part of an effort to challenge the presidential election outcome.
Following the storming of the U.S. Capitol by a mob of Trump’s supporters, Midland-based Dow Chemical says it is suspending all political action committee contributions to anyone who voted to object to the certification, according to a news release.
The suspension will last through the next election cycle, which will be two years for House representatives and six years for U.S. senators. Dow also won’t contribute to reelection campaigns for any of the objecting politicians.
“Dow is committed to the principles of democracy and the peaceful transfer of power,” the company’s statement reads. “Our values – integrity, respect for people, and protecting our planet – are the foundation on which we stand and our values guide our political contributions.”
According to Dow’s corporate contribution disclosures, the company has made donations to both Republican and Democratic entities from 2015 to 2019. The company gave at least six figures to the Michigan Republican Party every year except 2019, including $1 million in 2017.