Major League Baseball Gives $100K to Politicians
Posted at 1:05 p.m. on April 10, 2013
Speaker John A. Boehner visits the Republicans’ dugout during the 50th Annual Roll Call Congressional Baseball Game in 2011. (Douglas Graham/CQ Roll Call File Photo)
The PAC of Major League Baseball made its largest play ever when it gave $100,500 in March to members of the Congress. This is the biggest monthly amount they have ever given.
The PAC gave to 25 members
or their leadership PACs. The Boehner for Speaker committee received $10,000. The Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball PAC reported
it also raised $35,000 in March, including $10,000 from nine employees of the Atlanta Braves. This included $1,000 from Hank Aaron, Senior VP. Also giving were David Montgomery (president, Philadelphia Phillies) $5,000; John Fisher (Oakland Athletics) $5,000; William DeWitt (general partner, St. Louis Cardinals) $5,000; Michael Stiles (VP, Cincinnati Reds) $5,000; and Lewis Wolf (owner, Oakland Athletics) $5,000. During the 2011-2012 cycle, the PAC gave out $555,000 to candidates and committees. See PAC financial profile
In the fourth quarter of 2012, the Office of Major League Baseball paid $60,000 to Baker & Hostetler LLP to lobby on stadium security issues, military advertising, immigration issues, performance-enhancing substance issues, and mental health programs for veterans.