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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 04:35 PM
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not to get all political on this, but...(sports stars and giving)
check out this list of sports people and their campaign donations.

http://www.newsmeat.com/sports_political_donations /

David Stern, for instance: has given $781,000 in the last 15 years. and only $2000 to republicans.
Even Bud Selig supports 80% dems.

But Clyde Drexler dropped 2 grand on the Bushies? oh the shame.
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dr.zoidberg Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Mar-10-06 10:37 PM
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1. Some is not what it seems...
The ones you have to pay attention to are the ones who are donating in the 6-figure range. The fact that Drexler donated $2,000 to the republicans really doesn't mean a lot to me. Now I saw two things that were funny: 1)Bill Romanowski donated a grand total of $250 to the Republicans, and 2)The fact that Larry Merchant donated money to something other than a liquor store. :)
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northzax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 07:49 AM
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2. but Drexler gave to the Bush campaign in 2004
not just a random republican.
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dr.zoidberg Donating Member (612 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Mar-11-06 08:24 AM
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3. What's $2000 to the GOP?
That isn't a lot, especially when a person needs several million for the presidential race. I just don't see it as a big deal. :shrug:
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Lefty48197 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 12:08 AM
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4. My two childhood sports heroes #1 & 2 on the list.
Hank Aaron 72% Dem., 0% Rep., 28% special interests.
Kareem Abdul Jabbar 100% Dem.
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Midnight Rambler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 12:52 AM
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5. I heard Steinbrenner gave to Nixon's slush fund back in the day
Anyone know the story behind this, or if there's a story at all?
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DaveinMD Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Mar-12-06 01:30 PM
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6. Tip O'Neill wrote about it in his book
Steinbrenner was in the shipping business. As with many other businessmen, CREEP extorted businessmen into making illegal campaign contributions.
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