Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Has Donated More Than $100,000 to Romney Campaign

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Who is Mitt Romney's biggest fan in the NFL? Apparently it's Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The billionaire developer has donated over $125,000 to Republican causes this election cycle, including $100,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC.

Back in December, Ross wrote a massive $100,000 check to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC started by Romney aides that accepts unlimited donations with the aim of getting Romney elected president. Ross has also contributed $5,000, the maximum allowed, directly to the Romney campaign. Previously he had given another $5,000 to another Romney-related PAC.

Ross also donated $5,000 to Republican Connie Mack's efforts to get elected to Senate that same month.

Back in May, Ross also dropped a $20,800 check to the Republican National Convention.

According to the Washington Examiner, few NFL owners have matched Ross's fervor for Romney. Ironically though, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is on the same political page as Ross. He's a finance co-chair for the Romney campaign, and has donated $7,500 to Romney's campaign and related PACs.

>Meanwhile, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, who has a history of donating to candidates of both parties, hasn't made a donation to either candidate in this presidential election. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has donated $5,000 to Romney's campaign, and $30,8000 to the Republican National Committee this year.

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HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

I love the Facebook comments, especially this moron:

 

"What a dirt bag, yet another rich asshole trying to pay a little less taxes" - Donations to politicians aren't tax deductible.

 

"Right, cause that's better than donating that money to a poor family and getting them out of poverty or donating it to cancer research." - Do you say this about all the major Obama donors?  Giving money to poor people doesn't automatically get them out of poverty.  If they suck with money, they will be poor again.

Thomas Lovell
Thomas Lovell

He should write a bigger check he can afford it

Tom Berry
Tom Berry

that sure doesnt bode well for Romney. could we donate our GM to the Romney campaign and put a nail in it? we've all seen how the Dolphins finish a tight game!!

Jay Lee Mendez
Jay Lee Mendez

thats a shame...bc by november it will be a waste of money...

Hisnardo Sanchez
Hisnardo Sanchez

That's what's wrong with this country who cares that he rich work as hard as him and you might be well off as him one day

Hisnardo Sanchez
Hisnardo Sanchez

I don't like Ross as a owner but he should donate that money to Romney. Obama is a communist wake people and realize who Obama really is. 4 years and he had done nothing but put us in debt. Tried of giving my money to people on welfare who don't freaking want to work. There is work out there you just have to not care what work you will be doing.

Domenico Taribo
Domenico Taribo

Thats why the Dolphins dont play good Karma is a mother bitch......

Debbie Puch
Debbie Puch

He has been the worst owner of the Dolphins.

Miguel Aybar
Miguel Aybar

Right, cause that's better than donating that money to a poor family and getting them out of poverty or donating it to cancer research. I love to hear people say Obama is a commie or Muslim, cause it only demonstrates the amount of ignorance people who make those comments posses.

Ed Ochoa
Ed Ochoa

better than a commie muslim

Miguel Aybar
Miguel Aybar

What a dirt bag, yet another rich asshole trying to pay a little less taxes.

Antonio Casanovas
Antonio Casanovas

why does anyone care about his political views?? i sure don't give a fuck

Laurie Mays-Alves
Laurie Mays-Alves

now there's a real insight as to how the country will run if Romney gets in.... like the Dolphins????? ugh........

Alex Anico
Alex Anico

And this is a surprise how? Mostly all NFL owners want Romney cause he won't raise taxes on them. Even woody Johnson was quoted saying he'd rather have Romney win then the Jets have a winning season...

Fit Forlife
Fit Forlife

And this is news? Who gives a fuck what a person does with his money

drakemallard
drakemallard topcommenter

Every year, millions of taxpayer dollars are poured into stadiums, 
hockey rinks, baseball parks, and other arenas in order to attract and retain 
professional sports teams in big cities.  Often the money is spent by 
the cities after a team "threatens" to leave the city.When that happens, of course, the local news media act as the willing
accomplices of the billionaires who own the teams.When city and state governments build facilities for sports organizations which are owned by billionaires, and raise taxes as a result, it is clearly an abuse of power.


it time for more recalls /jail time

 

 

 NO taxpayer should be paying for this - period

Anthonyvop1
Anthonyvop1 topcommenter

 @drakemallard Joe Robbie Stadium was privately funded.   Funny thing is that Joe Robbie was an major player in the Democratic party as is Wayne Huizenga.  Funny how you people didn't think it was news worthy.

HarryTheHandyman
HarryTheHandyman

 @Anthonyvop1  @drakemallard This guy is a clown, much like Kyle.  He goes full retard in all his posts.

 

Can't really blame Kyle for not mentioning other team owners though.  His job is to scour the daily news and re-post it here after hacking it up a bit.  No article = didn't exist in his world.

 

Oh yea, Micky Arison has also tossed a few grand to the Democrats.

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