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National Football League Backs Reid Over Angle; Invests $340,000 to Save Incumbent Congress
csnews.com ^ | 10-28-10 | Matt Cover

Posted on 10/28/2010 6:27:35 PM PDT by Justaham

The National Football League’s political action committee—Gridiron PAC—has weighed in on the hotly contested U.S. Senate election in Nevada that pits conservative Republican challenger Sharron Angle against Senate Democratic Leader Harry Reid.

The PAC has given $10,000 to Reid—the maximum it can give in a single election cycle—and no money to Angle, according to Federal Election Commission data compiled by OpenSecrets.org.

The NFL’s PAC also contributed to other incumbent Democratic senators facing viable challengers this year, giving $5,000 to Blanche Lincoln of Arkansas; $5,000 to Russ Feingold of Wisconsin; $5,000 to Barbara Boxer of California; $5,000 to Michael Bennet of Colorado; and $5,000 to Patty Murray of Washington.

In none of these races did the NFL’s PAC contribute to the Republican challenger.

Of the $341,000 the NFL’s PAC has contributed to congressional candidates in this election cycle, $340,000 has gone to incumbents. The other $1,000 went to Brian Rooney, an unsuccessful Republican primary candidate in a U.S. congressional district in Michigan, who is the grandson of Pittsburgh Steelers founder Art Rooney.

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TOPICS: Front Page News; US: Arkansas; US: California; US: Colorado; US: Michigan; US: Nevada; US: Pennsylvania; US: Washington; US: Wisconsin
KEYWORDS: arkansas; artrooney; barbaraboxer; blanchelincoln; brianrooney; california; colorado; gridironpac; harryreid; michaelbennet; michigan; nevada; nfl; pattymurray; pittsburghsteelers; russfeingold; sharronangle; washington; wisconsin
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1 posted on 10/28/2010 6:27:39 PM PDT by Justaham
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To: Justaham

I wish I could quit watching NFL but I already have.


2 posted on 10/28/2010 6:29:16 PM PDT by Goreknowshowtocheat
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To: Justaham

I am done with the NFL. Forever.


3 posted on 10/28/2010 6:29:16 PM PDT by piytar (There is evil. There is no such thing as moderate evil. Never forget.)
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To: Justaham

No more football viewing in my home. Idiots.


4 posted on 10/28/2010 6:29:39 PM PDT by SueRae (I can see November 2012 from my HOUSE!!!!!!!!)
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To: Justaham

I’m not exactly sure why the NFL has a PAC - Other than millions in stadium subsidies and tax breaks and TV monopolies and ....


5 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:22 PM PDT by Robert A. Cook, PE (I can only donate monthly, but socialists' ABBCNNBCBS continue to lie every day!)
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To: Justaham

LOL! I told you idiots the NFL, NBA, MBL are 100% for Obama. The NFL also smeared Rush as a racist.

Keep watching bozos.


6 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:27 PM PDT by Frantzie (Imam Ob*m* & Democrats support the VICTORY MOSQUE & TV supports Imam)
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To: maggief; STARWISE; penelopesire; hoosiermama; Liz; SE Mom; Justaham

Who’s in charge of the PAC?


7 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:34 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Justaham

Turn out the lights, the party’s over.


8 posted on 10/28/2010 6:30:53 PM PDT by Jim Robinson (Rebellion is brewing!! Just vote them OUT!!)
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To: Justaham

The collective bargaining agreement is up in 2011. DeMaurice Smith, the NFLPA leader, is a big Obama buddy. The NFL knows that they don’t want to cross him, else they’ll be facing a huge strike. Also, Roger goodell is feminizing the NFL- what with the penalties against hard hits, the pink shoes and hats, the phantom “Penalties” against the Dallas Cowboys, and letting the New Orleans Saints win the Super Bowl.


9 posted on 10/28/2010 6:31:38 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Justaham

Why?

I shouldn’t think this would sit well with a large part of their audience.


10 posted on 10/28/2010 6:31:44 PM PDT by Cicero (Marcus Tullius.)
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To: Frantzie

College football.


11 posted on 10/28/2010 6:31:49 PM PDT by scooby321
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To: Justaham

One more example how the socialists have indeed infiltrated boards, offices, committees and councils to influence big cash and directing it. The perfect Alinsky.

This rebellion we have initiated had better work, is all I can say.


12 posted on 10/28/2010 6:32:44 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Justaham

I have watched my last NFL game ever... no matter what.

LLS


13 posted on 10/28/2010 6:34:07 PM PDT by LibLieSlayer (WOLVERINES!)
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To: Cicero
I shouldn’t think this would sit well with a large part of their audience.

The NFL already has the masculine, patriotic support locked up. What they're now looking for is to increase their fanbase among women and gays.

14 posted on 10/28/2010 6:34:15 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Justaham

http://www.nfl.com/contact-us


15 posted on 10/28/2010 6:35:30 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham; All

email addresses and phone numbers to call and complain...

280 Park Avenue, New York, NY 10017
212/450-2000
FAX: 212/681-7573

NFL staff members can be reached via-email by first.last@nfl.com.
Example: joe.browne@nfl.com

JOE BROWNE, Executive Vice President of Communications & Public Affairs
Direct: 212/450-2031

GREG AIELLO, Senior Vice President of Public Relations
Direct: 212/450-2067

BRIAN McCARTHY, Vice President of Corporate Communications
Direct: 212/450-2069

MICHAEL SIGNORA, Director of Media Relations & International Communications
Direct: 212/450-2076

DAN MASONSON, Director of Corporate Communications
Direct: 212/450-2081

CLARE GRAFF, Publicity Manager for Community Affairs
Direct: 212/450-2435

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS
Office: 1201 Pennsylvania Avenue, N/W
Suite 645
Washington, DC 20004

JEFF MILLER, Vice President of Government Relations & Public Policy
Direct: 202/662-5593

AMY JORGENSEN, Government Affairs Coordinator
Direct: 202/662-6561


16 posted on 10/28/2010 6:36:20 PM PDT by God luvs America (When the silent majority speaks the earth trembles!)
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To: MuttTheHoople

I always thought that Roger Goodell was a conservative, especially since his wife Jane Skinner was a broadcaster on FOX News.


17 posted on 10/28/2010 6:36:40 PM PDT by Beaten Valve
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To: Justaham
Fortunately I'm in the burbs of Detoliet,so I have not watched the NFL in years
18 posted on 10/28/2010 6:36:59 PM PDT by Nekman (Obama Lied,America's economy died!)
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To: kcvl

Ok Off it goes. It is a bunch of “Canadians” anyway. ( that is what we say around our Grand kids-— “ Canadians” )


19 posted on 10/28/2010 6:37:35 PM PDT by Benchim
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To: Justaham

Should be a real test for conservative guys. Drop football or support liberalism. Decisions, decisions.....


20 posted on 10/28/2010 6:38:34 PM PDT by conservativegramma
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To: Justaham

Just add this to the long list of reason I don’t watch ANY professional sports. SEC football is where it’s at!


21 posted on 10/28/2010 6:38:41 PM PDT by cblue55 (Envisioning when all that is left is the right.)
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To: Robert A. Cook, PE

NFL = Professional wrestling. I am certain many games are fixed. Especially playoff games.


22 posted on 10/28/2010 6:39:02 PM PDT by CSI007
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To: Justaham

LOL and because of Joy less’s vile, filthy, name calling -Angle has raised over a quarter of a million in two days!


23 posted on 10/28/2010 6:39:11 PM PDT by Freddd (CNN is down to Three Hundred Thousand viewers. But they worked for it.)
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To: Justaham

Darn that 1/3 million could have helped the local taxpayers make a months interest payment on the Bengals stadium.


24 posted on 10/28/2010 6:39:28 PM PDT by nkycincinnatikid
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To: Justaham

They also gave $10,000 to Pelosi.


25 posted on 10/28/2010 6:39:29 PM PDT by Obadiah (I can see November from my house!)
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To: Beaten Valve

It has nothing to do with conservative or liberal it has to do with the status quo.


26 posted on 10/28/2010 6:39:39 PM PDT by Perdogg (What Would Aqua Buddha do?)
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To: Goreknowshowtocheat

What a rotten PAC(k) of leftists.


27 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:13 PM PDT by TopQuark
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To: Justaham

National Football League Contributors

http://www.opensecrets.org/pacs/pacgave2.php?cmte=C00451153&cycle=2010


28 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:16 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Beaten Valve

Roger Goodell is a businessman- he’s afraid of SEIU-types picketing his NFL games.


29 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:16 PM PDT by MuttTheHoople (Democrats- Forgetting 9/11 since 9/12/01)
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To: Frantzie

I do hope both the NFL and the NBA go on strike next year. The thug lifestyle won’t last long without $$$


30 posted on 10/28/2010 6:40:46 PM PDT by dynachrome ("Our forefathers didn't bury their guns. They buried those that tried to take them.")
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To: God luvs America; onyx

Thanks!

Onyx,

Check this out!


31 posted on 10/28/2010 6:42:35 PM PDT by kcvl
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To: Justaham

Wow. This ought to drop a few fans.


32 posted on 10/28/2010 6:42:57 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Justaham

College football for me!


33 posted on 10/28/2010 6:43:25 PM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: Frantzie

Yep! They sure did!


34 posted on 10/28/2010 6:43:29 PM PDT by RushIsMyTeddyBear (Not under the influence of Hope-nosis.)
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To: Justaham

Like most big business they support whomever is in power. Still, they suck.


35 posted on 10/28/2010 6:43:45 PM PDT by clintonh8r ("Let them eat lobster cake." Michele Antoinette, vacation #6.)
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To: God luvs America

HUMMM , seems like the owners of the teams have a big stake in this pac.

Well maybe they might not like getting booed at games.


36 posted on 10/28/2010 6:45:17 PM PDT by Marty62 (marty60)
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To: onyx

http://images.nictusa.com/cgi-bin/fecimg/?C00451153


37 posted on 10/28/2010 6:46:04 PM PDT by maggief
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To: Justaham

fruck the nfl.


38 posted on 10/28/2010 6:46:46 PM PDT by the crow (If I don't have a right to play defense, then I'll go on offense. - Enterprise)
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To: MuttTheHoople

Well it is ironic because Obama’s time in office is halfway done, and once this Tuesday comes and goes, he is simply at the halfway point, a new lame duck. Gone in 2012!

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2616679/posts


39 posted on 10/28/2010 6:47:03 PM PDT by Biggirl (GO UCONN FOOTBALL!!!!!!!!!!! :)=^..^=)
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To: Justaham

Told hubby - he immediately responded “no more NFL in our house.”

Thanks for the heads up.


40 posted on 10/28/2010 6:47:24 PM PDT by justsaynomore (We've got some altering and abolishing to do! - Herman Cain)
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To: Justaham

One time I turned on a game and Keith Olbermann was on my screen. Haven’t watched since.


41 posted on 10/28/2010 6:47:56 PM PDT by Question Liberal Authority (Am I my half-brother's keeper?)
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To: kcvl; God luvs America; maggief

Thank you all very much!


42 posted on 10/28/2010 6:49:11 PM PDT by onyx (If you truly support Sarah and want on her Ping List, let me know!)
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To: Justaham
Bayh, Evan (D-IN) $5,000
Bennet, Michael F (D-CO) $5,000
Boxer, Barbara (D-CA) $5,000
Burr, Richard (R-NC) $5,000
Casey, Bob (D-PA) $5,000
Coburn, Tom (R-OK) $1,000
Dodd, Chris (D-CT) $5,000
Dorgan, Byron L (D-ND) $5,000
Feingold, Russ (D-WI) $5,000
Feinstein, Dianne (D-CA) $5,000
Gillibrand, Kirsten (D-NY) $5,000
Grassley, Chuck (R-IA) $5,000
Hatch, Orrin G (R-UT) $5,000
Isakson, Johnny (R-GA) $5,000
Klobuchar, Amy (D-MN) $5,000
Leahy, Patrick (D-VT) $5,000
Lincoln, Blanche (D-AR) $5,000
McCain, John (R-AZ) $7,500
Melancon, Charles (D-LA) $1,500
Mikulski, Barbara A (D-MD) $5,000
Murray, Patty (D-WA) $5,000
Nelson, Bill (D-FL) $5,000
Reid, Harry (D-NV) $10,000
Schumer, Charles E (D-NY) $10,000
Shelby, Richard C (R-AL) $5,000
Snowe, Olympia J (R-ME) $5,000
Thune, John (R-SD) $5,000
Vitter, David (R-LA) $2,500
Whitehouse, Sheldon (D-RI) $3,000
Wyden, Ron (D-OR) $5,000
43 posted on 10/28/2010 6:50:34 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Justaham

Altmire, Jason (D-PA) $2,000
Bachus, Spencer (R-AL) $5,000
Barrow, John (D-GA) $1,500
Becerra, Xavier (D-CA) $1,000
Berman, Howard L (D-CA) $5,000
Blackburn, Marsha (R-TN) $5,000
Boehner, John (R-OH) $5,000
Bono Mack, Mary (R-CA) $5,000
Boucher, Rick (D-VA) $5,000
Cantor, Eric (R-VA) $5,000
Cao, Joseph (R-LA) $1,000
Castor, Kathy (D-FL) $1,000
Chaffetz, Jason (R-UT) $2,000
Clyburn, James E (D-SC) $3,500
Coble, Howard (R-NC) $5,000
Conyers, John Jr (D-MI) $5,000
Crowley, Joseph (D-NY) $5,000
Dingell, John D (D-MI) $1,000
Gingrey, Phil (R-GA) $2,000
Gohmert, Louis B Jr (R-TX) $2,000
Goodlatte, Bob (R-VA) $5,000
Hoyer, Steny H (D-MD) $5,000
Johnson, Hank (D-GA) $1,000
Jordan, James D (R-OH) $2,000
Kind, Ron (D-WI) $1,000
Kline, John (R-MN) $5,000
Lungren, Dan (R-CA) $5,000
Maffei, Dan (D-NY) $2,000
Markey, Edward J (D-MA) $5,000
Matsui, Doris O (D-CA) $1,000
Meeks, Gregory W (D-NY) $5,000
Mica, John L (R-FL) $1,000
Pallone, Frank Jr (D-NJ) $1,000
Pelosi, Nancy (D-CA) $10,000
Rooney, Brian John (R-MI) $1,000
Rooney, Tom (R-FL) $2,500
Rush, Bobby L (D-IL) $6,000
Ryan, Paul (R-WI) $2,000
Scalise, Steve (R-LA) $2,000
Schiff, Adam (D-CA) $3,000
Schultz, Debbie Wasserman (D-FL) $5,000
Scott, Robert C (D-VA) $5,000
Sensenbrenner, F James Jr (R-WI) $2,500
Shimkus, John M (R-IL) $2,000
Shuler, Heath (D-NC) $5,000
Smith, Lamar (R-TX) $10,000
Space, Zachary T (D-OH) $2,500
Stupak, Bart (D-MI) $1,000
Towns, Edolphus (D-NY) $10,000
Upton, Fred (R-MI) $5,000
Watt, Melvin L (D-NC) $5,000
Weiner, Anthony D (D-NY) $5,000


44 posted on 10/28/2010 6:51:11 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Justaham
NFL football is basically ugly, stupid football. This is what football looks like when intelligent people play it. The NFL is basically just marketing violence and its players are dying of old age at 55.
45 posted on 10/28/2010 6:51:29 PM PDT by wendy1946
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To: kcvl; God luvs America

Thanks for the email. Just polished off a quick email.

Reminded them that Notre Dame just found itself $125 million for insulting their donor base with the Obama honorary hoopla, that over time the NFL will find a funny looking bottom line also for insulting those of us who are not into Mao.


46 posted on 10/28/2010 6:51:45 PM PDT by RitaOK
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To: Justaham

National Republican Senatorial Cmte $30,000
Democratic Senatorial Campaign Cmte $30,000
Democratic Congressional Campaign Cmte $20,000
National Republican Congressional Cmte $20,000
Every Republican is Crucial PAC
(Affiliate: Eric Cantor (R-Va)) $5,000
New Democrat Coalition $5,000
Freedom Project
(Affiliate: John A. Boehner (R-Ohio)) $5,000
Senate Majority Fund
(Affiliate: Jon L. Kyl (R-Ariz)) $5,000
Green Mountain PAC
(Affiliate: Patrick Leahy (D-Vt)) $5,000
Effective Leadership PAC
(Affiliate: Edolphus Towns (D-NY)) $5,000


47 posted on 10/28/2010 6:54:15 PM PDT by Pan_Yan
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To: Justaham

I know it might sound “sexist” or some commie crap like that but I’m not “into” watching grown men running around wearing pink shoes with pink mouthpieces shoved in their mouth. Like the kids say, “That’s so gay”.


48 posted on 10/28/2010 6:54:35 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (I WANT to "ride in the back". That's where the Emergency Exit is located.)
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To: Justaham

POS Vick was officially the last straw for me. I hope his legs are snapped. The NFL sucks more and more every year. If you must watch it, then watch in online for FREE. It is easy to find games streaming online, all of them, every single weekend. No Direct TV subscription, no frequenting Sports Bars for the sole purpose of watching the NFL Ticket, and no purchasing of NFL merchandise. Donate that Gridiron CRAP, I mean PAC.


49 posted on 10/28/2010 6:54:53 PM PDT by taketheredpill (Choice of Two Democrats or an Independent in Second District Virginia)
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To: Justaham

I suppose the dim bulbs at the NFL PAC think the welfare class will buy their over-priced season tickets if they tick off Republicans.


50 posted on 10/28/2010 6:55:00 PM PDT by kittymyrib
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