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Well Nintendo owns the Ms so to the extent that they are Foreign nationals I am not sure they can give to a political campaign

Posted by vooodooo84 | October 22, 2008 9:57 AM

Chris Larson is the only one I know in the ownership group. Although Howard Lincoln might have a small Chunk as well.

Looks like Chris Larson supported Dodd. He also gave some money to the MLB PAC. Howard Lincoln supported M-PAC, but I have no idea what that is.

Not a whole lot of donations from Mariner employees

Posted by Andrew | October 22, 2008 10:14 AM

I don't think Howard owns any of the team himself; if he does, it's not significant. He works for Nintendo of America, and is the CEO, representing NOA in the executive office. Larson heads a group of local minority owners, and has recently been rumored to be trying to buy Nintendo's shares from them.

Larson's supported Dodd. He's given a ton to the "Office of the Commissioner of Major League Baseball Political Action Committee", though, which is more about preserving their anti-trust exemption than any particular candidate. But he's a Democrat.

M-Pac, Lincoln's political donee, is a bit of a mystery, but they dole out money exclusively to Democrats, most recently $10,000 to Al Franken:

Wait, here it is: M-Pac is Patty Murray's leadership PAC.

Posted by Fnarf | October 22, 2008 10:36 AM

According to, Charles Armstrong, Mariner President, has donated entirely to Republicans, including Dave Reichert, Mike McGavick, Dubya and the Republican Parties of Ohio and Florida.

Posted by DOUG. | October 22, 2008 10:40 AM

The super-rich like tax cuts. They didn't get rich by giving it away.

Posted by flamingbanjo | October 22, 2008 10:52 AM

Well, Chuck doesn't own anything. But it's another reason to hate his stinking guts, aside from the fact he's the stupidest piece of shit team president in the history of baseball.

Posted by Fnarf | October 22, 2008 10:53 AM

Corporate welfare whores. Glad we told Bennett to go suck it.

Posted by arturod | October 22, 2008 10:57 AM

The MLB greases all politicians to keep the MLB being a monopoly.

Posted by elswinger | October 22, 2008 11:38 AM

Actually, my son owns 98 shares of Nintendo, and I own 202 shares (we split a 300 share lot, based on his grades), so if Nintendo contributes to McSame, I'm going to do a shareholder resolution to stop that!

Posted by Will in Seattle | October 22, 2008 11:52 AM

Suddenly I have pity for the others at Nintendo's shareholder meeting.

Posted by Fnarf | October 22, 2008 12:30 PM

My sentiments exactly. If a billionaire DIDN'T vote republican, I'd be surprised.

Even liberal billionaires would probably rather give their money to charities and social programs of their own choice rather than let the government choose where their taxes go.

Posted by Sleestak | October 22, 2008 1:35 PM

RealNetworks CEO Rob Glaser, a member of the Mariners ownership group, is Sen. Obama's technology policy adviser and has given generously to his campaigns dating back to 2004.

Posted by Trey | October 22, 2008 2:48 PM

how many times do we need to tell you about

Posted by one more time | October 22, 2008 5:19 PM

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