According to Pro Publica, “Emails stolen by hackers from Sony Pictures Entertainment have been fodder for a steady stream of gossipy Hollywood scoops. But the trove also contains a hidden and more consequential story about how corporations can try to influence local politics and advance their executives’ pet projects.”
While there was a great deal of media coverage surrounding Sony and its hacked emails, this article offers some insight into how entities make political decisions. However, it is important to note that merely promising a political contribution does not mean it was required to be reported. You can read the details here.