Companies making campaign contributions like to bet on winners.
And there’s little doubt the winner of a Dec. 10 special House election in suburban Boston will be Democrat Katherine Clark, a state senator favored to succeed Democrat Ed Markey in a district where President Barack Obama took 65 percent of the vote and Sen. Elizabeth Warren won 59 percent in the 2012 elections.
Microsoft Corp.’s political action committee donated $2,500 to Clark yesterday and AT&T Inc.’s PAC gave $1,000, according to filings her campaign made today with the Federal Election Commission. United Parcel Service Inc. gave $2,500 on Nov. 20 through its PAC.
Clark’s three opponents include Republican Frank John Addivinola Jr.
Clark became a prohibitive favorite to succeed Markey after winning a seven-candidate Democratic primary in October.
Markey resigned from the House in July, a few weeks after winning a special Senate election.