If a company doesn't want to be seen as political, it should stay out of politics. If Target doesn't want to alienate moderate shoppers, it shouldn't support these right wing politicians like Bachmann and Pawlenty. That's like supporting dictator Mubarak in Egypt.
You didn't answer my questions. First, I asked for evidence. Second, I asked why it makes them "extreme" if they support policies that you don't support.
I didn't ask if it's a good idea to support politicians, which I agree that companies have to be careful where they put their money. In this case, they put it (through a third party) toward business-friendly causess, not social legislation.
And here's another question to really ask yourself if you've been making the argument that no public company should fund political campaigns: if they had put money toward Mark Dayton, would you have made the fuss like you have been about the donations to Emmer? If not, then you're a hypocrite.
Despite most the major Minnesota corporations supporting the extreme right wing candidate Tom Emmer, the people at least this time had the good sense to support Mark Dayton whose family built the company. You think anti-human parasites like Tom Emmer and Tim Pawlenty and Michelle Bachmann are ultimately good for business, but they are not. The United States has thrived because it is a just society, not because George Washington and Abraham Lincoln were fascist bullies.