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Aubrey Huff Praises Brett Favre To Support Trump, Says The “great Majority” Of Mlb Players Are Conservative.

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Former MLB star Aubrey Huff has praised Brett Favre for endorsing President Donald Trump ahead of the November 3 presidential election.

On Friday morning, the former Green Bay Packers quarterback announced on Twitter that he would be voting for Trump next week.

“My Vote is for what makes this country great, freedom of speech & religion, 2nd Amnd, hard working tax paying citizens, police & military,” the three-time NFL MVP and Super Bowl XXXI winner tweeted.

“In this election, we have freedom of choice, which all should respect. For me & these principles, my Vote is for @RealDonaldTrump. #Vote.”

It did not take long for Huff to share his approval of Favre’s message.

The two-time World Series winner praised the former NFL’s star for publicly supporting Trump and suggested that the majority of MLB players and staff would agree with the sentiment.

“Hell yeah Brett,” Huff tweeted.

“Thanks for having the balls to support our president. I’m not sure about NFL. But I know in MLB the vast majority of players and staff are conservative.”

Huff has long been an outspoken Trump supporter and earlier this week hinted the polls were not painting an accurate picture ahead of next week’s election, suggesting Trump should comfortably win in California.

“If it’s a fair election no way @realDonaldTrump loses California,” the two-time World Series champion tweeted on Sunday night.

According to FiveThirtyEight’s average of presidential election polls, Biden is on track to secure 62 percent of votes in California, with Trump currently polling 26 points behind at 36 percent.

California last voted for a Republican candidate in the 1988 presidential election, when George H. W. Bush carried the state.

In November last year, Huff posted a picture on Twitter of him holding a shooting target with holes, suggesting he was teaching his boys how to use a gun in the “unlikely event” Bernie Sanders defeated Trump in the presidential elections—Sanders later withdrew from the Democratic Party primaries, before endorsing Biden.

Which MLB figures support Trump?

While the veracity of Huff’s claim remains difficult to ascertain, Trump certainly has plenty of supporters within baseball circles.

In August, former New York Yankees and Mets slugger Darryl Strawberry, who in 2017 praised Trump for being “very gracious and caring about people” in an interview with Sports Illustrated, was among the attendees at the Republican convention.

Last year, two-time World Series winner and former Yankees great Mariano Rivera said the president was “doing his best for the United States of America” and his former teammate and two-time World Series winner Johnny Damon has also long been a supporter of Trump.

Former Boston Red Sox pitcher Curt Schilling has also been an outspoken supporter of the president and last year claimed his conservative political views had cost him a place in the MLB Hall of Fame.

Fellow former Red Sox Clay Buchholz and Cincinnati Reds pitcher Trevor Bauer have both endorsed Trump in the past.

Meanwhile, while they may not be supporting Trump directly, the majority of MLB owners have tied their colors firmly to the Republican mast.

A new report published by ESPN and FiveThirtyEight on Wednesday estimated that owners of professional U.S. sport franchises have contributed around $47 million in donations towards federal election candidates over the last five years.

In the 2020 election cycle, owners have so far directed $10 million towards Republican campaigns and Political Action Committees (PAC), in comparison they collectively donated $1.9 million to the Democratic Party.

The MLB was by far the most generous league in terms of owners contributions, with a total of just over $20 million donated to the two parties since 2015.

According to data from the Federal Election Commission, the lion’s share of the money was poured into Republicans coffers, which received just over $15 million, compared with the $5.1 million donated to the Democrats.

Aubrey Huff #17 of the San Francisco Giants at bat against the San Diego Padres during the ninth inning at AT&T Park in San Francisco, California, on September 23, 2012. The San Diego Padres defeated the San Francisco Giants 6-4.
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