Walt Disney World isnâ€™t taking many chances when it comes to the 2010 elections.
The giant resort was generous to both the Republican Party of Florida and the Florida Democratic Party during the third quarter of the year, new state records show.
Disney gave the Republicans more money in direct contributions: $90,000 vs. $50,000 for the Democrats. But the Democratic Party got more freebies from the resort: $121,161.60 worth of rooms, food and tickets compared with $47,670.60 for the state GOP. (The vast majority of the freebies to the Democrats — $110,000 â€“ went toward the partyâ€™s three-day convention earlier this month at Disneyâ€™s Yacht and Beach Club.)
The bipartisan check-writing shouldnâ€™t come as a surprise. Florida has wide-open race for governor in 2010, with neither partyâ€™s likely nominee â€“ Republican Attorney General Bill McCollum and Democratic Chief Financial Officer Alex Sink â€“ a clear frontrunner.