The PJ Tatler

NPR's new interim chief donated exclusively to...Democrats

NPR is looking sort of like a government union: Government money goes to member, ends up going to Democrats, who defend the money giver and promise to give them more government money. The amount of money we’re talking about is small, but all in one very unsurprising direction.

From the this’ll-add-fuel-to-the-fire file: Joyce Slocum, National Public Radio’s new interim chief executive, has made five federal-level political contributions of more than $500, all to Democrats, a Center for Responsive Politics analysis of campaign disclosures shows.

The Center’s research indicates that between 1999 and 2002, Slocum spread about $3,500 between Democratic U.S. House candidate Regina Montoya Coggins and Democratic U.S. Senate candidate Ron Kirk, who today serves as President Barack Obama’s chief trade representative.

Slocum replaced Vivian Schiller, who was forced out by the NPR board Wednesday.

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