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Owner Woody Johnson would choose Mitt Romney election win over winning season for the Jets

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Where New York Jets owner Woody Johnson leans on the political spectrum is no secret. A report in the New York Post last November had Johnson donating over $100,000 to Republican candidates since 2009.

Johnson has not only appeared alongside Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney at campaign events, he's the campaign chair in New York and has been a driving force behind the Romney campaign's fundraising efforts.

When Johnson was asked during a Monday appearance on "Market Makers" on Bloomberg TV what was a bigger priority to him: a winning season for the Jets, who fell to 2-2 with a 34-0 loss to the San Francisco 49ers on Sunday, or a winning election for Mitt Romney, Johnson, who was wearing a green tie, chose Romney.

"Well, I think you always have to put country first," he replied. "So I think it's very, very important that not only for us but particularly for our kids and grandkids that this election come off with Mitt Romney and [Paul] Ryan as president and vice-president."

As for Sunday's performance, like most members of the Jets organization, Johnson wasn't happy, notes Seth Walder of the New York Daily News.

"The coach and the coaches and I are not happy with what happened yesterday. And the players aren't either," Johnson said. "That performance is absolutely unacceptable."

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