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SBD/October 19, 2011/Law and Politics
Fantasy Sports Trade Association Hires First Lobbyist, Launches Political Action Committee
Published October 19, 2011
ON THE CAMPAIGN TRAIL: Federal election reports show Redskins Owner Dan Snyder and Cowboys Owner Jerry Jones over the summer "supported the presidential campaign of Mitt Romney, donating $2,500 apiece." Jones "made his donation before he knew" Texas Gov. Rick Perry "was throwing his hat in the presidential ring." In late September, Jones "sent a $2,500 check" to Perry. Romney's list of donors also includes Celtics President of Basketball Operations Danny Ainge, figure skater Kristi Yamaguchi, and execs with the Yankees, Colts, Rays, several NHL teams and a WNBA franchise. Perry's list of donors includes execs with the Ravens and Chargers (WSJ.com, 10/18).