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Campaign contributions by sports executives




The following is a sampling of contributions to the presidential campaigns of the Democratic and Republican nominees by sports owners, executives and other employees, and players identified in Federal Election Commission documents by their league and team affiliations. Figures represent the contributions for the 2012 election cycle through Aug. 31. Individual contributions are limited by law to $5,000 ($2,500 for the primary and $2,500 for the general election) per candidate. Individuals who have left the organizations they were listed with on the documents have been noted when possible.



John Henry Boston Red Sox
Larry Lucchino Boston Red Sox
Laura Ricketts Chicago Cubs
Sammy Sosa Chicago Cubs (a)
Judd Malkin Chicago White Sox
Allan Muchin Chicago White Sox
Jim Crane Houston Astros
Todd Boehly Los Angeles Dodgers
Magic Johnson Los Angeles Dodgers
Robert Patton Los Angeles Dodgers
Mark Walter Los Angeles Dodgers
David Samson Miami Marlins
Bill Pohlad Minnesota Twins
Bob Pohlad Minnesota Twins
Jim Pohlad Minnesota Twins
Joe Pohlad Minnesota Twins
Philip Halperin San Francisco Giants
Andrew Hauptman Chicago Fire

Robert Epstein Boston Celtics
Stephen Pagliuca Boston Celtics
Glenn “Doc” Rivers Boston Celtics
Michael Jordan Charlotte Bobcats
Baron Davis Cleveland Cavaliers (b)
Vince Carter Dallas Mavericks
Bruce Karsh Golden State Warriors
Andy Elisburg Miami Heat
Bennett Kireker NBA
David Stern NBA
Carmelo Anthony New York Knicks
Allan Houston New York Knicks
Patrick Ewing Orlando Magic
Grant Hill Orlando Magic/Los Angeles Clippers (c)
Adam Aron Philadelphia 76ers
Sean Elliott San Antonio Spurs
Gregg Popovich San Antonio Spurs

Calais Campbell Arizona Cardinals
Delores Barr Weaver Jacksonville Jaguars (d)
Jahri Evans New Orleans Saints
Antrel Rolle New York Giants
Jonathan Tisch New York Giants
Dan Rooney Pittsburgh Steelers
Mike Tomlin Pittsburgh Steelers
Dale “Chip” Rosenbloom St. Louis Rams
Takeo Spikes San Diego Chargers
Vernon Davis San Francisco 49ers
Avram Glazer Tampa Bay Buccaneers
Domonique Foxworth NFLPA
Vonnie Holliday NFL (e)
Cliff Viner Florida Panthers
Donn Lux St. Louis Blues
David Steward St. Louis Blues
Mike Comrie NHL (f)
Ted Leonsis Washington Wizards, Capitals and Mystics
Robert Kraft New England Patriots, New England Revolution


Marla Lerner Tanenbaum Washington Nationals
Kerry Chandler NBA
Adonal Foyle Orlando Magic (g)
Adam Silver NBA
Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons
Derick Close Carolina Panthers
Elliott Close Carolina Panthers
DeMaurice Smith NFLPA
Susan Samueli Anaheim Ducks

(a) Filed under Cubs, now retired
(b) Filed under Cavaliers, no longer with team
(c) Filed under Magic, now with Clippers
(d) Filed under Jaguars, no longer with team
(e) Filed under NFL, now with Cardinals
(f) Filed under NHL, now retired
(g) Filed under Magic, no longer with team



Ken Kendrick Arizona Diamondbacks
Phillip Morse Boston Red Sox
Peter Ricketts Chicago Cubs
Joe Williams Cincinnati Reds
Tom Williams Cincinnati Reds
Paul Dolan Cleveland Indians
Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim
Jeffrey Loria Miami Marlins
Robert Beyer Milwaukee Brewers
John Canning Jr. Milwaukee Brewers
Marc Stern Milwaukee Brewers
Ivan Seidenberg New York Mets
John Middleton Philadelphia Phillies
Bill Nutting Pittsburgh Pirates
Allan Byer San Francisco Giants
Peter Magowan San Francisco Giants
Bill DeWitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals
Darcy Raymond Tampa Bay Rays
Chip Ganassi Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Felix Sabates Earnhardt Ganassi Racing with Felix Sabates
Marcus Smith Charlotte Motor Speedway
Lesa France Kennedy ISC
Jim France NASCAR
Sharon France NASCAR
Mike Helton NASCAR
Stephen O’Donnell NASCAR
Steve Phelps NASCAR
Richard Childress Richard Childress Racing
Danny Ainge Boston Celtics
Dan Gilbert Cleveland Cavaliers
Fred Harman Golden State Warriors
Daryl Morey Houston Rockets
Herb Simon Indiana Pacers
Barbara Hyde Memphis Grizzlies
Pat Riley Miami Heat
Clay Bennett Oklahoma City Thunder
Aubrey McClendon Oklahoma City Thunder
G. Jeffrey Records Jr. Oklahoma City Thunder
Dan DeVos Orlando Magic
Dick DeVos Orlando Magic
Doug DeVos Orlando Magic
Rich DeVos Orlando Magic
Josh Harris Philadelphia 76ers
David Blitzer Philadelphia 76ers
Robert Sarver Phoenix Suns

Michael Bidwill Arizona Cardinals
Nicole Bidwill Arizona Cardinals
William Bidwill Arizona Cardinals
Brian Barker Atlanta Falcons
Douglas Hertz Atlanta Falcons
Donald Keough Carolina Panthers
Jerry Wordsworth Carolina Panthers
Steve Wordsworth Carolina Panthers
Andrew McKenna Chicago Bears
Patrick Ryan Chicago Bears
Mike Brown Cincinnati Bengals
Philip Burguières Houston Texans
Bob McNair Houston Texans
Kay Onstead Houston Texans
Fayez Sarofim Houston Texans
Shahid Khan Jacksonville Jaguars
Wayne Weaver Jacksonville Jaguars (a)
Stephen Ross Miami Dolphins
Woody Johnson New York Jets
Alex Spanos San Diego Chargers
Daniel Snyder Washington Redskins

Jeremy Jacobs Sr. Boston Bruins
Jeremy Jacobs Jr. Boston Bruins
Terry Pegula Buffalo Sabres
Peter Karmanos Carolina Hurricanes
John McConnell Columbus Blue Jackets
Albert Maroone Florida Panthers
Michael Maroone Florida Panthers
James Nederlander Florida Panthers
Cliff Viner Florida Panthers
Jordan Zimmerman Florida Panthers
Thomas Cigarran Nashville Predators
DeWitt Thompson IV Nashville Predators
Ed Snider Philadelphia Flyers
James Cooper St. Louis Blues
Donn Lux St. Louis Blues
Jo Ann Taylor Kindle St. Louis Blues
David Steward St. Louis Blues
Tom Benson New Orleans Saints, New Orleans Hornets
James Dolan New York Knicks, New York Rangers
Clark Hunt Kansas City Chiefs, FC Dallas, Columbus Crew
Michael Ilitch Detroit Tigers, Detroit Red Wings


Bob Castellini Cincinnati Reds
Phil Castellini Cincinnati Reds
Larry Dolan Cleveland Indians
Marne Obernauer Jr. Colorado Rockies
Peter Coors Colorado Rockies
Julia Kauffman Kansas City Royals
Richard Ressler Milwaukee Brewers
Al Leiter MLB & YES Network
Fred Wilpon New York Mets
Randy Levine New York Yankees
Bill Giles Philadelphia Phillies
William Buck Philadelphia Phillies
Bob Nutting Pittsburgh Pirates
George Drysdale San Francisco Giants
Charles Johnson San Francisco Giants
David Wolff San Francisco Giants
Richard Kendall Tampa Bay Rays
Jay Sugarman Philadelphia Union
Greg Maday Sporting Kansas City

Rick Hendrick Hendrick Motorsports
Brian France NASCAR
Jill Gregory NASCAR
Marc Jenkins NASCAR
Brett Jewkes NASCAR
Lucy Phillips NASCAR
Andrew Schwalb NASCAR
Paula Votaw NASCAR
Judy Childress Richard Childress Racing
Vivek Ranadivé Golden State Warriors
Everett Dobson Oklahoma City Thunder
Jerry Colangelo Phoenix Suns
Ed Mendel Atlanta Falcons
Derek Smith Atlanta Falcons
John Harris Carolina Panthers
Troy Blackburn Cincinnati Bengals
James Haslam Cleveland Browns
Jerry Jones Dallas Cowboys
John Elway Denver Broncos
Jeffrey Gorman Indianapolis Colts
Peter Ward Indianapolis Colts
Ronald Katz Miami Dolphins
Leonard Wilf Minnesota Vikings
Rita Benson LeBlanc New Orleans Saints
Matt Higgins New York Jets (b)
Thad Sheely New York Jets (c)
Mike Tannenbaum New York Jets
Kimberly Ross NFL
David Abrams Oakland Raiders
A.J. Smith San Diego Chargers
Dean Spanos San Diego Chargers
Michael Spanos San Diego Chargers
Arthur Smith Tennessee Titans
Wayne Huizenga Florida Panthers
Ed Roski Los Angeles Kings
Stanley Hubbard Minnesota Wild
Craig Leipold Minnesota Wild
Herbert Fritch Nashville Predators
Michael McCarthy St. Louis Blues (d)
Jeffrey Vinik Tampa Bay Lightning
Lew Wolf Oakland Athletics, San Jose Earthquakes

(a) Filed under Jaguars, no longer with team
(b) Filed under Jets, now with RSE Ventures
(c) Filed under Jets, now with GridWorks
(d) Filed under Blues, no longer with team

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