After political gift, Target feels backlash

  • Article by: JACKIE CROSBY and BAIRD HELGESON , Star Tribune s taff writers
  • Updated: July 27, 2010 - 9:17 PM

After criticism from gay-rights advocates, CEO Gregg Steinhafel defended the gift to MN Forward.

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finadvisorJul. 27, 10 8:43 AM

started the 5 per cent club; they donate 5 per cent of pre-tax profit every year to charitable causes....GO TARGET!

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localsailorJul. 27, 10 8:43 AM

The news keeps getting worse. I'm hating not being able to shop at Target anymore due to their political meddling with the profits from my purchases, but now Best Buy too? At least for those purchases I can easily go to the internet. What are they thinking? Chasing away customers. Do the shareholders approve these companies becoming Republican only? For Facebook users, please join the group Target Out of Politics.

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localsailorJul. 27, 10 8:47 AM

Is Tom Emmer one of Target's charitable causes?

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localsailorJul. 27, 10 8:50 AM

Is Tom Emmer a Target charitable cause? Or do they have 5% for the community and 5% for the Repubs?

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nemarollerJul. 27, 10 8:51 AM

I'm proud to be a Target shopper and Target card holder. They stand up for their own interests - and when competing against the likes of Wal-Mart and Sears, they're going to need every penny they can get. Of course, they probably shouldn't blow so much money on their annual company picnic - Dave Matthews live? But otherwise, good show.

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antilowlifeJul. 27, 10 9:07 AM

I thought the Dayton family still owns Target. If they do then that's hilarious. Mark Dayton is spending a ton of money and his family is countering. lol

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tranquil17Jul. 27, 10 9:19 AM

Why are corporations like Target and Best Buy supporting Tom Emmer? It's simple. Because he is going to favor policies that help giant corporations while every one of the Democratic candidates are favoring policies that help working people and small businesses. This is not complicated stuff.

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thatsmeJul. 27, 10 9:21 AM

Too funny! All the snooty liberals who look with disdain on Walmart and resent the fact that they just keep on a makin' more money. They feel it's a moral imperative to shop at Target and feel so superior about it. Attention Target shoppers, anyone who runs a business and has two neurons to rub together knows which party will hurt, and which party will help their bottom line. It's great! I'm going to start shopping at Target again.

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coldwarmJul. 27, 10 9:21 AM

China and slave labor ring a bell!

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blue_bludgerJul. 27, 10 9:24 AM

Costco is the only store left that doesn't stick it big fat nose into politics.

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