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Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:21 PM

Jerry Jones among sports figures making political donations (to Republicans)

Posted: Monday, January 2, 2012 8:45 am | Updated: 8:49 am, Mon Jan 2, 2012.

Associated Press

Some sports figures who have made political donations for this year's elections:

- Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, $2,500 to Perry; $2,500 to Romney; and $2,500 to GOP Texas Senate candidate David Dewhurst

- Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, $5,000 to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and $1,000 to Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.

- Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck, $400 to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney

- Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, $2,500 to Romney and $10,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee

- New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, $2,500 to Romney; $5,000 to Romney's PAC; and donations to several Republican Senate candidates

- San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos, $2,500 to GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry; $2,500 to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and $2,500 to McCarthy's Victory Fund

- Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Tony Pashos, $1,500 to Ron Paul's GOP presidential campaign

- Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge, $2,500 to Romney

- Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, $2,500 to Romney

And: - New York Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch, $35,800 to Obama Victory Fund; $15,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; $10,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; and donations to several Democratic members of Congress and a Democratic PAC
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Source: Federal Election Commission records reviewed by The Associated Press

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Reply Jerry Jones among sports figures making political donations (to Republicans) (Original post)
El Supremo Jan 2012 OP
Ter Jan 2012 #1
RagAss Jan 2012 #2
joeybee12 Jan 2012 #3
madinmaryland Jan 2012 #4
El Supremo Jan 2012 #5
trumad Jan 2012 #6
El Supremo Jan 2012 #8
madinmaryland Jan 2012 #7
bigwillq Jan 2012 #9
caraher Jan 2012 #10
Ter Jan 2012 #11
caraher Jan 2012 #12

Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 01:28 PM

1. Well, they're the 0.1%

 

They're voting in their interests I guess.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 08:19 PM

2. Suddenly, I don't hate the Giants as much.

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Response to RagAss (Reply #2)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 08:33 PM

3. The Mara family were huge Repuke donors...

and as right wing as they get.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 08:41 PM

4. Douche in Maryland checking in...

You forgot to mention how much the owners of the Broncos contributed to pukes, and what about John Elway. Did you happen to forget about Nolan Ryan...



Pretty funny isn't it!!

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Response to madinmaryland (Reply #4)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 08:48 PM

5. Bowlen and Ryan weren't on the list for 2011.

Neither was Elroy.

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 09:01 PM

6. Bowlen is a major repub contributor.

 

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Response to trumad (Reply #6)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 09:23 PM

8. No repuke since 10/28/04.

And several Democrats before that.

Not hardly what I would call "major".

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Response to El Supremo (Reply #5)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 09:06 PM

7. Though they were all on the list in 2010.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Mon Jan 2, 2012, 11:38 PM

9. Good for them.

 

I don't care who actors, owners, athletes, musicians, etc, etc, etc, donate to. It's their money. They can donate it how they wish.

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Response to El Supremo (Original post)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:35 AM

10. At least Peyton is donating to Lugar

and not the teabagger running against him (who argues Lugar is not conservative enough). Lugar is at least capable of breaking ranks and reminding his colleagues, on occasion, that they are in Washington to do the country's business and not the bidding of the looniest part of the right wing (especially on issues like Russia's nuclear weapons stockpile).

Interesting how many are giving to Gov. Goodhair. I'm not so surprised to see the Romney donations...

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Response to caraher (Reply #10)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 01:45 AM

11. Lugar is in some ways worse than the Tea bagger challenging him

 

His primary opponent is far less pro-war, and opposes the Patriot Act and the detention bill that Lugar supported.

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Response to Ter (Reply #11)

Tue Jan 3, 2012, 03:40 AM

12. Where did you hear these things?

Mourdock opposes the START treaty. In September, Mourdock said, "I support maintaining troops in Iraq and Afghanistan so long as it is necessary to prevent these countries from again becoming havens for Islamic terror groups." I'm not sure how Lugar is much more "pro-war" than that. He does have more room to maneuver than Lugar does in presenting a Ron Paul-style antiwar face (appealing to Constitutional limits on executive power); you may have seen quotes on this I haven't been able to find, but Mourdock's campaign is so focused on painting Lugar as "Obama's favorite Republican senator" that it doesn't put out much about these sorts of issues.

Mourdock also is on record supporting much of the Patriot Act ("While I am concerned about preventing any abuses of civil liberties I would have supported the recent reauthorization of parts of the Patriot Act."; I couldn't find anything about the detention bill, but given the Senate vote on that, Lugar is at least not an outlier in his support.

Most of what I've been able to find just now on these specific issues is from On The Issues; what the campaign itself chooses to highlight tends to focus more on other things.

On the issues, Mourdock has a lot more freedom to tell people what they want to hear, since he doesn't have the kind of long record Lugar does. I don't see a lot of daylight between the two on the issues, but I do know Lugar has a record of at least occasionally serving as a voice of (comparative) reason in his party (which is precisely why the teabaggers are so keen to challenge him). I hope Lugar wins his primary mainly because of this. I don't think the chances of a Democrat winning will materially change if Mourdock runs instead of Lugar, so I'd rather see them nominate the person would would do the least damage in office.

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