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Column: Bobby Orr? Jack Nicklaus? Jay Cutler? Athletes are eager to share their political affiliation. But do their endorsements really carry weight in this year’s election?

If you were waiting to hear what former Boston Bruins star Bobby Orr had to say about the presidential election before casting your vote, wait no more.

Like legendary golfer Jack Nicklaus and former NFL stars Jay Cutler and Brett Favre, Orr last week publicly endorsed president Donald Trump, buying an ad in the New Hampshire Union Leader to give his views.

“Everyone has an opinion as our upcoming Presidential election approaches, and I am no different,” Orr wrote.

Not many citizens can afford to buy a full-page ad in a newspaper to express their opinions, and even fewer have the kind of name recognition that would ensure the ad garnered international attention.