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Wednesday, October 28, 2020

Inside the political donation history of wealthy sports owners

American professional sports owners have contributed nearly $47 million in federal elections since 2015, according to research by ESPN in partnership with FiveThirtyEight, including $10 million to Republican causes and $1.9 million to Democratic causes so far in the 2020 election cycle.

That strong Republican lean is consistent with owners’ spending in the 2018 and 2016 federal elections as well. A deep search in the Federal Election Commission database of campaign finances for principal owners, controlling owners, co-owners and commissioners from the NBA, NFL, NHL, WNBA, MLB and NASCAR reveals that this deep-pocketed group has sent $34.2 million (72.9%) to Republican campaigns or super PACs purely supporting Republican causes, compared to $10.1 million (21.5%) to Democrats over the past three elections. Less than 6% of contributions went to bipartisan or unaffiliated recipients.

RoyalsRetro (AG#1F) Posted: October 28, 2020 at 01:14 PM | 11 comment(s)
  Beats: politics

Sunday, August 30, 2020

Orioles Hangout Suspending Operations Indefinitely

...I can no longer run a “politics free” site when the team wants to be neck deep in politics, so I am suspending the site effective immediately.

I have not made a final decision on the future of the site, but for now I will stand with our law enforcement members across this country and stand up to these professional sports leagues that are shoving their political messages down our throats.

All I ever wanted to do is just watch an Orioles baseball game and forget about everything else in the world. We can longer do that and I can no longer bring you a politics free place.

NattyBoh Posted: August 30, 2020 at 08:12 PM | 84 comment(s)
  Beats: baltimore orioles, blog, politics, postponement

 

 

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