Pop Quiz: Who's Funding Obama and Romney?

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super pacsEvery election night, interspersed between the shots of tense candidates, thoughtful analysts and eager voters, dozens of commercials pepper the television. This year, however, many of consumer companies won't just be buying airtime -- they may also be buying a share in the election.

As more and more major corporations pour money into political campaigns, it's worth remembering that the stores you shop in, the shoes you wear, and even the movies you watch may be helping to elect your next president. With that in mind, we've compiled a quiz outlining a few of the name brands that have made the transition from the cash register to the ballot box. If you want to know who's helping to pay for your next president, take a peek!

Pop Quiz: Who's Funding Obama and Romney?

A. Adidas
B. Nike
C. New Balance
D. Reebok

Jim Davis, billionaire CEO of New Balance, has given $1 million to Restore Our Future, Romney's super PAC, and $4,900 directly to Romney's campaign. He has also supported several other Republican candidates, including Eric Cantor and Orrin Hatch.

A. Google
B. Microsoft
C. Intel
D. Hewlett Packard

Microsoft has donated $852,167 to Obama's campaign. Google is close behind, with donations totaling $814,540.

A. Kmart
B. Target
C. Home Depot
D. Walmart

Jim and Alice Walton, two of the biggest shareholders in Walmart, have each contributed $200,000 to Romney's super PAC, in addition to giving significant contributions to both his campaign and those of several other Republican candidates.

A. Anna Wintour
B. Graydon Carter
C. Tina Brown
D. Deborah Needleman

Vogue editor in chief Anna Wintour -- the inspiration for terrifying Miranda Priestly in The Devil Wears Prada -- has been a major money-raiser for Obama. Along with Sex in the City star Sarah Jessica Parker, she hosted a $40,000-a-plate dinner for the President.

A. Tim Cook, Apple
B. Michael Dell, Dell
C. Andy Bryant, Intel
D. Meg Whitman, Hewlett Packard

While she may not have won her bid for the governorship of California, HP President and CEO Meg Whitman has kept her fingers in the political arena with a $100,000 donation to Romney's super PAC.

A. Harvey Weinstein
B. Robert Evans
C. George Lucas
D. Barbara Broccoli

In August, famed Hollywood producer and Miramax co-founder Harvey Weinstein hosted a $35,800-per-plate fundraiser for Obama at his Connecticut home.

A. Hilton
B. Marriott
C. Motel 6
D. Host Hotels

The answers are B and D. William "Bill" Mariott, chairman of Marriott Hotels and his brother, Richard Marriott, chairman of Host Hotels, have both contributed $1 million to Romney's campaign, and hundreds of thousands to other Republican candidates.

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Bruce Watson is a senior features writer for DailyFinance. You can reach him by e-mail at bruce.watson@teamaol.com, or follow him on Twitter at @bruce1971.
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