Thursday, January 10, 2008

The NBA is down with Obama, NASCAR digs Giuliani, owners like McCain and Hillary, and Mormons are devoted to Romney

Deadspin and the DC Sports Bog has gone over political donations from sports figures. The least surprising big name donation: Todd Heap (Mormon) gave the max to Mitt Romney. The most surprising: every big name in NASCAR gave heavily to Rudy Giuliani. Chairman Brian France, President Mike Helton, Jimmie Johnson, Jeff Gordon, and Casey Mears were all big contributors. I always considered NASCAR to be a very non-New York sport and Giuliani to be the consummate New Yorker. I guess politics makes strange bedfellows.

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