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Sports owners throwing their money behind John McCain

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In case you've been living under a rock or in some sort of fantasy land, you're aware there's an election coming up in November. This is neither the time or place to get into politics, but we'll point out that there seems to be a disparity between the McCain and Obama camps when it comes to getting money from sports owners. What about the owner of the (insert local baseball team with which your allegiances lay here), you ask?

"Not only did McCain raise more than Obama from the owners in each of the four major professional sports leagues analyzed, but McCain even raised six times more from the owners of teams in Obama's hometown of Chicago.

Sam Zell, the owner of baseball's Chicago Cubs, gave more than $22,000 to McCain's committees, though he also gave Obama $2,300, as did the owner of the Chicago White Sox and Chicago Bulls, Jerry Reinsdorf, who gave that much to both McCain and Obama."

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