Ex-Mets manager Bobby Valentine gets high-profile donations in mayoral run
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Former MLB manager Bobby Valentine’s run for mayor of a Connecticut town received a huge boost from high-profile Republican donors.
Valentine received money from former President George W. Bush, former White House communications director Anthony Scaramucci and former Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon, according to the Stamford Advocate, citing financial disclosures.
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Valentine is running for mayor in Stamford. Bush gave $500 to his campaign. Bush was the Texas Rangers managing partner when the organization fired Valentine as a manager.
The longtime baseball manager received $1,000 each from Scaramucci and McMahon.
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Valentine has raised about $300,000 in his independent campaign for mayor. It’s more than Democrat candidates Mayor David Martin and state Rep. Caroline Simmons have raised during the first half of this year, according to records.