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Which Political Players Got Money From Cardinals Employees?

Apr 2, 2013

The Sunlight Foundation has released a report on political donations made by all major league baseball organizations in the 2012 elections. So, which political players got money from Cardinals employees?

At a glance, here are a few takeaways (you can explore the full dataset yourself below):

  • Top Donor: Cardinals owner Bill DeWitt, Jr. with a total of $101,500 given in political contributions. 
  • Hall of Famer: Cardinals Hall of Famer Lou Brock and his wife Jackie make an appearance on the list, having given $1,500 to the Obama for America campaign.
  • Bi-Partisan Breakdown: Of those listed in the data, 15 donations were given to Republican candidates or committees and 6 donations were given to Democratic candidates or committees.

Here's the full dataset for you to explore. You can sort by donor, party and other factors.

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If you're curious, check out The Washington Post's examination of the financial/political ties of the Cardinals' rival, the Chicago Cubs. They say that club has "dropped $13.9 million on the campaign; that’s roughly $4 million more than the other all of the donations made by the other 29 teams combined."

The Cardinals' organization's total? $121,637.

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