APNewsBreak: Target apologizes for political donation that angered some employeesBy Brian Bakst, AP
Thursday, August 5, 2010
APNewsBreak: Target apologizes for donation
ST. PAUL, Minn. — Target Corp. is apologizing for a political donation to a conservative group that angered some employees and sparked talk of a customer boycott.
Chairman and Chief Executive Gregg Steinhafel wrote to employees on Thursday to say the company was “genuinely sorry” that the donation upset some employees.
Steinhafel also said Target would set up a review process for future political donations.
Target gave $150,000 to MN Forward, a group that is running ads for a Republican gubernatorial candidate who opposes gay marriage.
Tags: Campaigns, Minnesota, North America, Political Fundraising, St. Paul, United States