Target CEO Target Corp. chief executive officer Gregg Steinhafel, a Milwaukee native, is in serious damage control mode this week.
Steinhafel authorized the Minneapolis-based retail company to donate $150,000 to MN Forward, a conservative political group that is running an ad supporting the Minnesota Republican gubernatorial campaign of Tom Emmer, who staunchly opposes gay marriage.
The campaign donation drew immediate rebukes from the Minnesota GLBT – Gay, Lesbian, Bisexual and Transgender – community. The controversy prompted Steinhafel to write a letter this week to his employees. To read Steinhafel’s letter and the Wisconsin Democracy Campaign’s response to the situation, read a new Milwaukee Biz Blog by BizTimes Milwaukee executive editor Steve Jagler.
– BizTimes Milwaukee