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Big 10 Profs, Staff Lean Way Left On Campaign Cash

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Big 10 professors and administrators donated more than five times as much to Democrats as Republicans over the last 25 years, according to a Daily Caller News Foundation analysis of OpenSecrets.org data.

Employees at the conference’s 14 institutions donated $18.4 million to Democrats versus $3.4 million to Republicans since 1990. University of Wisconsin professors and administrators lean furthest left.

Badger employees gave $2.5 million to Democrats versus only $108,600 to Republicans in that time period. The sum of donations, $2.6 million, also makes it the most politically active school in the Big 10.

  • New Jersey’s Rutgers University employees take the title for second-most liberal, giving $1.3 million to Democrats versus $85,300 to Republicans since 1990.
  • University of Minnesota employees’ donations to Democrats outnumbered donations to Republicans by 10 to 1 — $2.1 million versus $196,700.
  • University of Maryland faculty and staff, working just a few miles from Washington, D.C., gave $2 million to Democrats compared with $251,700 to Republicans.
  • University of Nebraska employees came closest to being politically balanced, but still donated more than twice as much to Democrats as to Republicans — $444,300 versus $192,800.

Here is how employees at the other Big 10 schools donated over the last 25 years:

  • Indiana University employees donated $963,100 to Democrats compared with $304,400 to Republicans.
  • University of Michigan employees donated more than $2 million to Democrats versus $439,500 to Republicans.
  • Michigan State University faculty and staff donated $619,900 to Democrats, versus $105,500 to Republicans.
  • Ohio State University employees donated more than $1 million to Democrats versus $324,800 to Republicans.
  • Pennsylvania State University faculty and staff donated $507,500 to Democrats and $142,600 to Republicans.
  • University of Illinois employees donated $1.6 million to Democrats versus $274,400 to Republicans.
  • University of Iowa faculty and staff donated $1.2 million to Democrats and $385,700 to Republicans.
  • Northwestern University employees donated $1.9 million to Democrats versus $465,100 to Republicans.
  • Purdue University faculty and staff donated $348,000 to Democrats versus $135,900 to Republicans.

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