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Political Party Donations From NHL Owners

from SportsBusiness Daily,

NHL team owners "provided more than $3 million to politicians, PACs and independent expenditure groups during the 2012 election cycle," according to Sunlight Foundation data cited by Louis Serino in a special to PHILLY.com.

Owners contributed "more than three times as much" to Republicans, as more than $2.7M of the contributions went to "conservative causes compared to $680,000 to Democratic causes." Five teams -- the Flyers, Lightning, Wild, Blue Jackets and Sabres -- gave "exclusively to conservative campaigns."

continued and much more detail in the story at Philly.com on May 1st.

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Da lil Guy's avatar

BREAKING:

NHL Owners are rich people.

Posted by Da lil Guy from Guelph, Ontario on 05/03/13 at 12:19 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Blue Jackets

Considering their ownership group, that doesn’t surprise me in the least.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/03/13 at 12:39 PM ET

OlderThanChelios's avatar

BREAKING:

NHL Owners are rich people.

Breaking: Successful business people contribute more to the party that values business people and contributes less to the party that demonizes them.

That isn’t news to anyone. It’s just common sense.

Four teams didn’t contribute anything—the Dallas Stars, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, and the league-owned Phoenix Coyotes. All of the teams who stayed on the bench during the 2012 political season missed the playoffs this year. Coincidence?

The left-leaning Philly.com doesn’t know anything about hockey. Coincidence? smile

Posted by OlderThanChelios from Grand Rapids, MI on 05/03/13 at 12:54 PM ET

bezukov's avatar

Four teams didn’t contribute anything—the Dallas Stars, the New Jersey Devils, the New York Islanders, and the league-owned Phoenix Coyotes. All of the teams who stayed on the bench during the 2012 political season missed the playoffs this year. Coincidence?

That’s funny.

Posted by bezukov from the kids are alright. on 05/03/13 at 12:57 PM ET

redxblack's avatar

I’m shocked that Jeremy Jacobs did not get an “above the fold” mention for his political machinations in Florida.

As far as CBJ, yeah, totally NOT shocking.

Posted by redxblack from Akron Ohio on 05/03/13 at 01:02 PM ET

mrfluffy's avatar

News this isn’t.

Posted by mrfluffy from A wide spot on I-90 in Montana on 05/03/13 at 01:10 PM ET

Primis's avatar

I wonder how much of DET/Illitch’s contributions went not necessarily to parties, but to support or knock down the cluster of proposals that were up this last time?  The Bridge one in particular strikes me as something he may have contributed to, people were absolutely lining up to take shots at Moroun.

Or for that matter other ownerships?  What would contributions to proposal pro/anti groups fall under?

Posted by Primis on 05/03/13 at 03:04 PM ET

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