Report: Peyton Manning to speak at GOP retreat

IPeyton Manning, former Indianapolis Colts quarterback, reacts during a ceremony honoring the 10 year anniversary of the Super Bowl winning team. (Photo by Andy Lyons/Getty Images)
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Peyton Manning prepped for Super Bowl 50 this time last year as a member of the Denver Broncos, a game that proved to be his last as he retired weeks after he hoisted the Lombardi Trophy for the second time.

This week, Manning is scheduled to speak at a Congressional GOP retreat in Philadelphia, Politico reported on Tuesday. The roster for retreat, which runs Wednesday through Friday, includes President Donald Trump and Vice President Mike Pence.

Manning has given $17,900 to Republican candidates since 2004, according to the Federal Election Commission. A large chunk of that went to 2012 Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney ($7,300), including joint fundraiser contributions.

The last Manning contribution on file at the FEC was a $2,700 contribution in August 2015 that went to former Florida governor Jeb Bush, who sought the 2016 GOP presidential nomination.

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Eli Manning, Peyton’s brother and the New York Giants’ quarterback, gave the same amount — the max donation allowed to a Federal candidate or the candidate’s campaign committee — to Bush in June 2015.