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Vistra EnergyLast Updated: November 7, 2022

Insurrection Related Information

  • Donated to 1/6 Organizers

Executive Summary

Many corporations publicly condemned the insurrection and those lawmakers who voted against certification, and some pledged to no longer donate to their campaigns. But as time has passed, the condemnation from corporate America over January 6 and the Big Lie appears to be abating. Some of the corporations that pledged to stop funding the members who objected to certifying the election are quietly finding ways to give again.
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Statement from Vistra Energy

The Company “‘Continuously Evaluates Each Political Candidate’s Positions On Key Matters And Takes Into Consideration New Positions Or Facts Before Any New Donations Are Made.’”
Vistra Corp., which is a Texas-based competitive power company, said it largely participates in the political process through an employee-funded political action committee. Any nominal contributions made within the 2019-20 period ‘were made prior to recent political events regarding the election and were done so based on information available at the time,’ Meranda Cohn, a Vistra spokesperson, said in a statement. Cohn said a PAC steering committee ‘continuously evaluates each political candidate’s positions on key matters and takes into consideration new positions or facts before any new donations are made.’ ‘Members of the Vistra PAC operate independently in their duties from the management of the company; however, both are apolitical organizations, focused on Vistra’s best interest and do not take positions based on political party affiliation.

Vistra Spokesperson Meranda Cohn

Summary of Donations Made

  • Total Amount Donated to Insurrectionists

    $41,000

  • Total Amount Donated to Insurrectionists Post-Insurrection

    $13,000

  • Total Amount Donated (2019-2022)

    $949,835

  • Number of Insurrectionists Donated to

    14

Donations Made

This table displays all donations made by Vistra Energy to individuals involved in the insurrection with profiles on the Insurrection Index.

  • August Pfluger U.S. House Representative, Texas District 11 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $3,500 Total $ $4,500
  • Beth Van Duyne U.S. House Representative, Texas District 24 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $1,000
  • Bill Johnson U.S. House Representative, Ohio District 06 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $2,000 Total $ $4,000
  • David Perdue Former U.S. Senator, Georgia $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Garret Graves U.S. House Representative, Louisiana District 06 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $3,000
  • Jodey Arrington U.S. House Representative, Texas District 19 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $-500 Total $ $4,500
  • John Carter U.S. House Representative, Texas District 31 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Lance Gooden U.S. House Representative, Texas District 05 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Michael Burgess U.S. House Representative, Texas District 26 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $3,000 Total $ $7,000
  • Michael Cloud U.S. House Representative, Texas District 27 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $1,000
  • Pete Sessions U.S. House Representative, Texas District 17 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $2,000
  • Roger Williams U.S. House Representative, Texas District 25 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $5,000
  • Ron Wright Former U.S. House Representative, Texas District 06 $ Since 1/6 $0 Total $ $3,000
  • Tom Cole U.S. House Representative, Oklahoma District 04 (Recently Re-Elected) $ Since 1/6 $1,000 Total $ $3,000

While we provide the total sum of funds raised, individual donation data below focuses on individuals and organizations already listed in the Insurrection Index. Donation data on this record is as of 06/2022 and sourced from public FEC donation data. Contributions made by the companies displayed on this tracker were made exclusively through their respective Political Action Committees. Contributions to individuals reflect contributions directly to their respective campaign committees and leadership PACs. *Contribution record includes donations to the candidate’s leadership PAC.

Press Coverage

  • Tracking Corporate America’s revolt against the Electoral College objectors

    Published on February 5, 2021 Read at CNN

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