WASHINGTON – The owners of Stewart’s Shops, big donors to U.S. Representative Elise Stefanik, have decided to suspend all political contributors for “further scrutiny” after pressure from individuals calling and threatening on social media to boycott the channel for their support for the MP. Stewart started recording Twitter and Facebook comments denouncing contributions to Stefanik from Stewart president Gary Dake and his family on Monday, emails obtained by the Albany Times Union lounge.
Dake and his family donated $ 34,800 to Stefanik’s campaign and his joint fundraising committee during the 2020 election cycle, according to Federal Election Commission records. Dake and the individuals affiliated with Stewart’s Shops are one of the biggest contributors to his committee.
“Individual contributions are given to various political parties, in this case they were given to the Stefanik campaign because of its immense support for local dairy farmers,” a spokesperson for Stewart’s Shops …
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