Sports owners spent so much money on failed presidential candidates

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Sports owners spent so much money on failed presidential candidates

Joe Biden never ran for president, but that didn’t stop Peter Angelos. The Orioles’ owner Andre Dawson Jersey donated $272,000 to the vice president’s 2016 campaign that never actually happened.That looks like peanuts compared to what the Cubs-owning Ricketts family dropped, though. Think $5 million on Scott Walker, the Wisconsin governor who dropped out of the race in September.Vocativ has a terrific visualization of how sports owners spend their money that breaks things down by team, and the No. 1 takeaway is, wow, these guys are not good at picking their horses.MORE: Why Trump is the election’sversion of Floyd Mayweather Here’s our own breakdown, using Vocativ’snumbers, of how each Martin Prado Jersey candidate fared in donations from sports owners:Yes, that’s right. Donald Trump (and Bernie Sanders) received zero dollars according to Vocativ’s records requests. That makes sense because Trump has openly derided Political Action Committees and done very little fundraising. (He doesn’t have to because media organizations like this one keep talking about him. Whoops.)Jeb Bush raked up the most non-Ricketts family money, from a wide variety of owners, but at least he stayed around a while.The numbers are overwhelming Republican, with le s than 7 percent of sports owners’ presidentialcampaign money going to Democrats (including Biden). If you want to know who your teams’ owners spent on, check out Vocativ’s https://www.marlinsedge.com/miami-marlins/martin-prado-jersey cool visualizations.

Last update : June 18, 2019