Vulnerable Senate Democrats take cash from ‘shrinkflation’ donors

Senate Democrats facing tough reelection challenges in 2024 accept regular checks from the same corporations they have accused of profiting off reducing product sizes, or “shrinkflation,” records show.

In order to combat GOP-led attacks on rising inflation under President Joe Biden, Democrats have sought to cast blame on private companies, which lawmakers, including Sens. Tammy Baldwin (D-WI), Bob Casey (D-PA), and Sherrod Brown (D-OH), say are responsible for package downsizing. Anti-corporate rhetoric hasn’t stopped that trio from taking donations between 2010 and 2024 from boatloads of political action committees tied to corporations, including Coca-Cola, PepsiCo, General Mills, Walmart, Procter & Gamble, and Mondelez International, according to documents on file with the Federal Election Commission.

“It’s a reflection of our broken system of financing campaigns,” Craig Holman, a lobbyist
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