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UPDATE — 26 Sponsors Have Pulled Limbaugh Advertising

Move comes in wake of conservative radio host's controversial comments last week


The hits keep coming for conservative radio host Rush Limbaugh, in the wake of his comments on Sandra Fluke, a law student who testified to Congress about contraceptives and health care coverage. After Limbaugh called her a “slut” and a “prostitute”, then apologized for his comments, advertisers still seem to be wary of being associated with Limbaugh.

Yesterday, nine advertisers announced they had withdrawn ads, bumping up to 12 by this morning. Well, there seems to have been a dramatic increase between yesterday, this morning, and this afternoon. The latest tally, according to Politico, is 26.

The companies that have pulled their advertising from The Rush Limbaugh Show are as follows:

  • Quicken Loans
  • ProFlowers
  • Sleep Train
  • Sleep Number (Select Comfort (NASDAQ:SCSS))
  • Citrix Systems Inc. (NASDAQ:CTXS)
  • Tax Resolution Services Co.
  • Carbonite (NASDAQ:CARB)
  • LegalZoom
  • Bonobos
  • Sears (NASDAQ:SHLD)
  • Allstate Insurance (NYSE:ALL)
  • AccuQuote Life Insurance
  • Bare Escentuals
  • Bethesda Sedation Dentistry
  • Cascades Dental
  • Goodwill Industries
  • Hadeed Carpet
  • Philadelphia Orchestra
  • PolyCom (NASDAQ:PLCM)
  • Sensa
  • ServiceMagic (InterActiveCorp (NASDAQ:IACI)
  • St. Vincent’s Medical Center
  • Thompson Creek Windows
  • Vitacost (NASDAQ:VITC)
  • J.C. Penney (NYSE:JCP)

— Benjamin Nanamaker, InvestorPlace Money & Politics Editor

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