We pretty much know that the owners of the Oakland A’s will be supporting Bob Wasserman for mayor of Fremont this November, but who do they like for president?
Keith Wolff is apparently an Obamamaniac. He gave the Illinois senator $2,300 last year, according records located on www.opensecrets.org.
Keith’s dad, Lew Wolff, on the other hand, gave $1,500 to second-tier Democratic candidate Christopher Dodd.
Lew may be the jocular face of the franchise, but the majority owner is still John Fisher, and he apparently likes to hedge his bets. He gave $2,300 to Obama, $2,300 to Mitt Romney, $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani and $1,000 to John McCain. He might have also given Hillary Clinton $2,300 but I can’t tell for sure from the information listed that it’s the same John Fisher.
If I’m an A’s fan, I’m thinking if Fisher had $2,300 for Romney, he should have had $90 million for Dan Haren.
Compare Fisher’s largess with Yankees owner George Steinbrenner. The Boss, who got into some legal trouble years back for contributions made to Richard Nixon, dished out just $4,600: half to Clinton and half to Giuliani, a very legit Yankee fan. Perhaps that’s why Steinbrenner’s wife, Joan, also gave Rudy $2,300.