A report from USA Today’s Tom Schad revealed the 10 sports owners who have donated the most to political campaigns during the 2019-20 political cycle. The analysis revealed that owners throughout the six major American sports leagues donated upwards of $14.6 million to various political interests.
The numbers themselves come from federal campaign finance records. About two-thirds of the total is connected to the following 10 owners, who have given between $375,000 and $3,25 million throughout the past 20 months.
Leading the list is Charles B. Johnson, owner of the San Francisco Giants, who donated over $3.25 million in federal contributions. USA Today found that pretty much all of the Johnson’s money went towards Republican candidates, donating the maximum individual amount of $5,600 to over two dozen candidates. He also donated $435,200 to a political action committee called “Trump Victory.”
Next is Woody Johnson of the New York Jets,