College Football Political Donations: Nick Saban is a Democrat, Lou Holtz Donated $2,300 to Hillary Clinton in 2008

It is Election Day. In the interest of full disclosure, here (via the Federal Election Commission) are the political donations of some of your favorite college football coaches and personalities.


Nick Saban: The Saban household donated $4,800 to Joe Manchin (Dem, Senate, West Virginia) for his 2010 campaign.

Mark Richt: Mark Richt donated $1,000 to Barbara Dooley (Rep, Congress, Georgia) in 2002

Big Ten

Kirk Ferentz: The Ferentz household donated $250 to Jim Gibbons (Rep, Congress, Iowa) in 2010, $1,550 to Marianette Miller-Meeks (Rep, Congress, Iowa) in 2010 and $1,200 to Jim Leach (Rep, Congress, Iowa) in 2006.

Jim Tressel: Jim Tressel donated $250 to Steve Stivers (Rep, Congress, Ohio) in 2010 and $1,000 to the Republican National Committee in 2008.

Big 12

Tommy Tuberville: The Tuberville household donated $2,000 to Bush/Cheney in 2004 and $500 to Michael Rogers (Rep, Congress, Alabama) in 2006.

Pac 12

David Shaw: The Shaw household donated $2,000 to Barack Obama in 2008 and $250 to the Democratic National Committee in 2012.


Frank Beamer: The Beamer household donated $2,000 to Mitt Romney in 2012, $500 to Robert Goodlatte (Rep, Congress, Virginia) in 2010 and $500 to the Republican National Committee in 2010.

Jim Grobe: The Grobe household donated $2,000 to Richard Burr (Rep, Senate, North Carolina) in 2010 and $1,000 to the Richard Burr Victory Committee in 2010.


Craig James: Craig James donated $1,000 to Rick Perry (Rep, President) in 2012, $250 to the National Republican Congressional Committee in 2010, $500 to Samuel Johnson (Rep, Congress, Texas) in 2010, $1,000 to Mike Huckabee (Rep, President) in 2008 and $750 to Rudy Guliani (Rep, President) in 2008.

Lou Holtz: Lou Holtz donated $1,000 to Ben Quayle (Rep, Congress, Arizona) in 2012, $1,000 to the National Republican Senatorial Commitee in 2012, $2,000 to the National Republican Congressional Commitee from 2008 to 2010, $4,000 to John Boehner (Rep, Congress, Ohio) from 2007 to 2010, $1,000 to John McCain (Rep, President) in 2008, $2,300 to Hillary Clinton (Dem, President) in 2008, $1,000 to Virginia Foxx (Rep, Congress, North Carolina), $500 to Peter King (Rep, Congress, New York) in 2008,  $1,000 to Jon Kyl (Rep, Senate, Arizona) in 2006, $2,000 to Dan Quayle (Rep, President) in 2000 and $1,000 to George W. Bush (Rep, President) in 2000.

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