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A recent article in the SF Chron detailed the names of several of California's major political donors.  The top dude was Tom Steyer who is known for his support of environmental causes and Democratic Party candidates, but another, albeit smaller, donor caught my eye.

Jordan Winery owner Thomas John Jordan of Healdsburg, who gave $2.1 million, entirely to Republicans and conservatives.
Wait!  Wait!   I have often purchased Jordan Wines!  I have unwittingly been supporting a business that gives millions to conservative causes and to Republicans!  Oh, my.

Open Secrets lists the contributions of Thomas John Jordan for the recent election cycle

Contributor    Amount    Date    Recipient
JORDAN, JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $300,000    05/05/14    New Republican PAC
JORDAN, JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $285,000    04/24/14    New Republican PAC
JORDAN, THOMAS JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $-1,311    11/19/13    Americans for Progressive Action
JORDAN, THOMAS JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $-270,986    06/27/13    Americans for Progressive Action
JORDAN, THOMAS JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $450,000    06/19/13    Americans for Progressive Action
JORDAN, THOMAS JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $500,000    06/14/13    Americans for Progressive Action
JORDAN, THOMAS JOHN
HEALDSBURG, CA    $750,000    06/10/13    Americans for Progressive Action
Based on data released by the FEC on July 21, 2014.

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And don't be fooled by the "Americans for Progressive Action."  Ain't nothing progressive about it.

Jordan Winery is known for its chardonnay and its cabernet sauvignon.  

If you don't like your dollars going to enrich Republican donors and their conservative causes, then please join me in refusing to buy Jordan Winery wines.

(I like gin better, anyway)

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