This table contains the data behind the story Inside The Political Donation History Of Wealthy Sports Owners

sports-political-donations.csv contains every confirmed partisan political contribution from team owners and commissioners in the NFL, NBA, WNBA, NHL, MLB and NASCAR. Only contributions while owners were involved with the team are included. The data is from the Federal Election Commission and OpenSecrets.

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Link rowid ▼ Owner Team League Recipient Amount Election Year Party
1 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA WRIGHT 2016 $4,000 2016 Democrat
2 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT $2,800 2020 Democrat
3 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA CORY 2020 $2,700 2020 Democrat
4 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA Kamala Harris for the People $2,700 2020 Democrat
5 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA Win The Era PAC $2,700 2020 Democrat
6 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA KOHL FOR CONGRESS $2,000 2018 Democrat
7 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA BETO FOR TEXAS $1,000 2018 Democrat
8 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA MONTANANS FOR TESTER $1,000 2018 Democrat
9 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA SERVE AMERICA PAC $1,000 2018 Democrat
10 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA ADAM SCHLEIFER FOR CONGRESS $1,000 2020 Democrat
11 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA ELISSA SLOTKIN FOR CONGRESS $1,000 2020 Democrat
12 Adam Silver Commissioner NBA DELGADO FOR CONGRESS $500 2018 Democrat
13 Alan Smolinisky Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Americans for Tomorrow's Future $10,000 2020  
14 Alan Smolinisky Los Angeles Dodgers MLB Stand with Sanchez $2,800 2020 Democrat
15 Alex Meruelo Arizona Coyotes NHL All For Our Country Leadership PAC $5,000 2020 Democrat
16 Alex Meruelo Arizona Coyotes NHL Nevadans for Steven Horsford $2,800 2020 Democrat
17 Alex Meruelo Arizona Coyotes NHL Esmeralda Soria for Congress $500 2020 Democrat
18 Amy Adams Strunk Tennessee Titans NFL Gridiron-PAC $10,000 2016 Bipartisan
19 Amy Adams Strunk Tennessee Titans NFL Gridiron-PAC $10,000 2018 Bipartisan
20 Amy Adams Strunk Tennessee Titans NFL Gridiron-PAC $5,000 2020 Bipartisan
21 Amy Adams Strunk Tennessee Titans NFL Portman for Senate Committee $2,700 2016 Republican
22 Amy Adams Strunk Tennessee Titans NFL Republican National Committee $400 2016 Republican
23 Andrew Murstein Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Right to Rise USA $1,000 2016 Republican
24 Andrew Murstein Richard Petty Motorsports NASCAR Hillary Victory Fund $1,000 2016 Democrat
25 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB MCCONNELL FOR MAJORITY LEADER COMMITTEE $10,600 2020 Republican
26 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $10,000 2016 Bipartisan
27 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $10,000 2018 Bipartisan
28 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB COLLINS FOR SENATOR $5,600 2020 Republican
29 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB TIFFANY SHEDD FOR CONGRESS COMMITTEE $5,600 2020 Republican
30 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB MCSALLY FOR SENATE INC $5,400 2018 Republican
31 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB Trump Victory $5,400 2018 Republican
32 Arte Moreno Los Angeles Angels of Anaheim MLB OFFICE OF THE COMMISSIONER OF MAJOR LEAGUE BASEBALL POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $5,000 2020 Bipartisan
33 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Biden Victory Fund $35,500 2020 Democrat
34 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Hillary Victory Fund $25,000 2016 Democrat
35 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Bullock Victory Fund $15,600 2020 Democrat
36 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Gridiron-PAC $10,000 2016 Bipartisan
37 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Georgia Federal Elections Committee $10,000 2018 Democrat
38 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Gridiron-PAC $10,000 2020 Bipartisan
39 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Georgians For Isakson $5,400 2016 Republican
40 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Hillary For America $5,400 2016 Democrat
41 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Montanans For Tester $5,400 2018 Democrat
42 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Tester Victory Fund $5,400 2018 Democrat
43 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Gridiron-PAC $5,000 2018 Bipartisan
44 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL The Home Depot Inc. Political Action Committee $5,000 2020 Bipartisan, but mostly Republican
45 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Homrich Congress $2,800 2020 Republican
46 Arthur Blank Atlanta Falcons NFL Evan Bayh Committee $1,000 2016 Democrat
47 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL NORTH SIDE GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE $14,000 2018 Bipartisan
48 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL NORTH SIDE GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE $12,000 2016 Bipartisan
49 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Gridiron-PAC $10,000 2016 Bipartisan
50 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Gridiron-PAC $10,000 2018 Bipartisan
51 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL BIDEN FOR PRESIDENT $5,000 2020 Democrat
52 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL Gridiron-PAC $5,000 2020 Bipartisan
53 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL NORTH SIDE GOOD GOVERNMENT COMMITTEE $5,000 2020 Bipartisan
54 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL BOB CASEY FOR SENATE INC $2,700 2018 Democrat
55 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL REDWINGMCPAC $2,400 2018 Republican
56 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL BILL SHUSTER FOR CONGRESS $2,000 2016 Republican
57 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL FRIENDS OF PAT TOOMEY $2,000 2016 Republican
58 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL O'MALLEY FOR PRESIDENT $2,000 2016 Democrat
59 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL F.N.B. CORPORATION PAC $1,150 2016 Republican
60 Arthur J. Rooney II Pittsburgh Steelers NFL CONOR LAMB FOR CONGRESS $1,000 2020 Democrat
61 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA TRUSTED LEADERSHIP PAC $25,000 2016 Republican
62 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA AMERICAN FIDELITY CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $13,103 2018 Bipartisan, but mostly Republican
63 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA AMERICAN FIDELITY CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $12,138 2016 Bipartisan, but mostly Republican
64 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA TED CRUZ VICTORY COMMITTEE $7,700 2018 Republican
65 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA AMERICAN FIDELITY CORPORATION POLITICAL ACTION COMMITTEE $6,852 2020 Bipartisan, but mostly Republican
66 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA LUCAS FOR CONGRESS $3,687 2016 Republican
67 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA HILLARY VICTORY FUND $2,700 2016 Democrat
68 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA BETH LINDSTROM FOR US SENATE INC $2,700 2018 Republican
69 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA LUCAS FOR CONGRESS $2,000 2018 Republican
70 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA MCSALLY FOR SENATE INC $1,000 2018 Republican
71 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA HERN FOR CONGRESS $1,000 2020 Republican
72 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA THOM TILLIS COMMITTEE $1,000 2020 Republican
73 Bill Cameron Dallas Wings WNBA FAMILIES FOR JAMES LANKFORD $421 2016 Republican
74 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Boehner for Speaker $18,675 2016 Republican
75 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Portman Victory Committee $15,000 2016 Republican
76 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Missouri Republican State Committee-Federal $10,000 2016 Republican
77 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Portman-Ohio Victory Committee $5,000 2016 Republican
78 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB The Committee to Elect Delegates $5,000 2016 Republican
79 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB McConnell for Majority Leader Committee $5,000 2018 Republican
80 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB McConnell Senate Committee $5,000 2018 Republican
81 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Ohio Republican Party State Central & Executive Committee $5,000 2018 Republican
82 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Promoting Our Republican Team PAC $5,000 2018 Republican
83 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Jeb 2016. Inc. $2,700 2016 Republican
84 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Ron Johnson for Senate, Inc. $2,700 2016 Republican
85 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Lindsey Graham 2016 $2,500 2016 Republican
86 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Wenstrup for Congress $2,000 2016 Republican
87 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Bill Nelson for US Senate $1,000 2018 Democrat
88 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Alaskans for Dan Sullivan $1,000 2020 Republican
89 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Brad Wenstrup Victory Fund $1,000 2020 Republican
90 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Ohio Republican Party State Central & Executive Committee $1,000 2020 Republican
91 Bill Dewitt Jr. St. Louis Cardinals MLB Steve Daines for Montana $500 2020 Republican
92 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL 1820 PAC $250,000 2020 Republican
93 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL TRUMP VICTORY $250,000 2020 Republican
94 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL NEW REPUBLICAN PAC $206,100 2018 Republican
95 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL DEFENDARIZONA $100,000 2018 Republican
96 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL SENATE LEADERSHIP FUND $82,300 2018 Republican
97 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL RICK SCOTT VICTORY FUND $36,600 2018 Republican
98 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL MCSALLY ARIZONA VICTORY FUND $20,400 2018 Republican
99 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL HELLER VICTORY COMMITTEE $17,700 2018 Republican
100 Bill Foley Vegas Golden Knights NHL ROSENDALE VICTORY FUND $15,300 2018 Republican

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  "Team" TEXT,
  "League" TEXT,
  "Recipient" TEXT,
  "Amount" TEXT,
  "Election Year" INTEGER,
  "Party" TEXT
);