Dolphins Owner Stephen Ross Has Donated More Than $100,000 to Romney Campaign
Who is Mitt Romney's biggest fan in the NFL? Apparently it's Dolphins owner Stephen Ross. The billionaire developer has donated over $125,000 to Republican causes this election cycle, including $100,000 to a pro-Romney super PAC.
Back in December, Ross wrote a massive $100,000 check to Restore Our Future, a Super PAC started by Romney aides that accepts unlimited donations with the aim of getting Romney elected president. Ross has also contributed $5,000, the maximum allowed, directly to the Romney campaign. Previously he had given another $5,000 to another Romney-related PAC.
Ross also donated $5,000 to Republican Connie Mack's efforts to get elected to Senate that same month.
Back in May, Ross also dropped a $20,800 check to the Republican National Convention.
According to the Washington Examiner, few NFL owners have matched Ross's fervor for Romney. Ironically though, New York Jets owner Woody Johnson is on the same political page as Ross. He's a finance co-chair for the Romney campaign, and has donated $7,500 to Romney's campaign and related PACs.
>Meanwhile, Miami Heat owner Micky Arison, who has a history of donating to candidates of both parties, hasn't made a donation to either candidate in this presidential election. Marlins owner Jeffrey Loria has donated $5,000 to Romney's campaign, and $30,8000 to the Republican National Committee this year.
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