Former MLB manager Bobby Valentine’s balance sheet for mayor of the City of Connecticut has received tremendous support from senior Republican sponsors.
Valentine received money from former President George W. Bush, former White House PR director Anthony Scaramucci and former Small Business Administration administrator Linda McMahon, Stamford Advocate reported, citing financial disclosures.
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Valentine is running for mayor of Stamford. Bush donated $ 500 for his campaign. Bush was managing partner of the Texas Rangers when the organization fired Valentine as manager.
The longtime baseball manager received $ 1,000 each from Scaramucci and McMahon.
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Valentine raised about $ 300,000 in his independent campaign for mayor. That’s more than the Democratic nominees, Mayor David Martin, and the state’s Republican. According to reports, Caroline Simmons increased revenue in the first half of this year.
The 70-year-old man who is currently the sporting director of Sacred Heart University began his campaign in May.
“The biggest commodity I have is my time, and I want to give my time, my energy and all my money to the city that has given me so much in my entire life,” he said in the video.
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He was manager of the Rangers from 1985 to 1992. He led the New York Mets to the National League pennant during his 1996 to 2002 tenure. And spent one sea as skipper for the Boston Red Sox in 2012.
He played in the Majors from 1969 to 1979.
The Associated Press contributed to this report.