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"-NBA commissioner David Stern, $2,500 to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; $5,000 to Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.; $30,800 to DSCC; and $4,800 to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla."

(The Blaze/AP)

Some sports figures who have made political donations for this year's elections:

-Indianapolis Colts quarterback Peyton Manning, $5,000 to Sen. Bob Corker, R-Tenn., and $1,000 to Sen. Richard Lugar, R-Ind.

-St. Louis Rams guard Jacob Bell, $1,000 to Florida Democratic congressional candidate Patrick Murphy

-Tampa Bay Buccaneers tight end Kellen Winslow, $1,500 to the Obama Victory Fund

-Buccaneers center Jeff Faine, $1,000 to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

-Washington Redskins quarterback John Beck, $400 to GOP presidential candidate Mitt Romney

-Redskins owner Daniel Snyder, $2,500 to Romney and $10,000 to National Republican Congressional Committee

-New York Jets owner Woody Johnson, $2,500 to Romney; $5,000 to Romney's PAC; and donations to several Republican Senate candidates

-New York Giants co-owner Jonathan Tisch, $35,800 to Obama Victory Fund; $15,000 to the Democratic Senatorial Campaign Committee; $10,000 to the Democratic Congressional Campaign Committee; and donations to several Democratic members of Congress and a Democratic PAC

-San Diego Chargers president Dean Spanos, $2,500 to GOP presidential candidate Rick Perry; $2,500 to Rep. Kevin McCarthy, R-Calif., and $2,500 to McCarthy's Victory Fund

-Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones, $2,500 to Perry; $2,500 to Romney; and $2,500 to GOP Texas Senate candidate David Dewhurst

-Cleveland Browns offensive tackle Tony Pashos, $1,500 to Ron Paul's GOP presidential campaign

-New York Knicks guard Baron Davis, $7,500 to Obama Victory Fund

-Knicks coach Mike D'Antoni, $5,000 to President Barack Obama

-Atlanta Hawks coach Larry Drew, $500 to Obama

-Boston Celtics president Danny Ainge, $2,500 to Romney

-Washington Wizards and Washington Capitals owner Ted Leonsis, $35,800 to Obama Victory Fund; $2,000 to Rep. Niki Tsongas, D-Mass.; and $2,000 to Rep. John Sarbanes, D-Md.

-NBA commissioner David Stern, $2,500 to Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio; $5,000 to Rep. Nita Lowey, D-N.Y.; $30,800 to DSCC; and $4,800 to Sen. Bill Nelson, D-Fla.

-Baseball Commissioner Bud Selig, $10,000 to DSCC

-Baltimore Orioles owner Peter Angelos, $30,400 to DSCC; $33,300 to Pelosi Victory Fund (with money split between Pelosi and DCCC)

-Orioles pitcher Jeremy Guthrie, $2,500 to Romney

-Atlanta Braves senior vice president and Hall-of-Fame slugger Hank Aaron, $1,000 to Florida Democratic congressional candidate Lois Frankel

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Source: Federal Election Commission records reviewed by The Associated Press

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