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Campaign 2012

Obama vs. Romney: Who's Winning the Sports Donations?


The front office/player divide so evident in professional sports is also apparent in this year’s presidential election. Barack Obama has scored donations from 10 professional athletes and coaches; Mitt Romney only three. However, the GOP candidate has better cred with the suits: While 27 sports executives have made contributions to his campaign, only 11 supported the president.

Data: Federal Election Commission and Center for Responsive Politics; Getty Images(29)
Salant is a reporter for Bloomberg News in Washington.

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