Texas Contributions to Presidential Candidates

I find it a bit interesting to see what campaigns Jerry Jones, Tom Hicks,  Herb Kelleher, and Roger Staubach contributed to.

Candidates for the White House raised more than $8 million in Texas the first three months of the year. Here’s how individuals did, with some of the leading contenders’ prominent supporters:

REPUBLICANS

Rudy Giuliani

Individual contributions: $14.6 million
From Texas: $2.2 million
Donors:
Tom Hicks, Dallas investor, Rangers, Stars owner
Norman Brinker, Dallas businessman
H.B. Zachry, San Antonio construction executive
Merrie Spaeth, Dallas public relations executive
T. Boone Pickens, Dallas oilman

Mitt Romney

Individual contributions: $20.8 million
From Texas: $1.1 million
Donors:
Bob Perry, Houston homebuilder
John O’Neill, Houston, founder of Swift Boat Veterans for Truth
Louis Beecherl Jr., Dallas investor
Jim McGrath, speechwriter for former President George Bush
Erle Nye, Dallas, former chairman of TXU

John McCain

Individual contributions: $12.7 million
From Texas: $969,000
Donors:
Bill Clements, Dallas, former governor
Herb Kelleher, Dallas airline executive
Tom Loeffler, San Antonio lobbyist, former congressman
John Hagee, San Antonio evangelist
Roger Staubach, former Dallas Cowboys quarterback
Jerry Jones, owner, Dallas Cowboys

Others

What other GOP hopefuls raised in Texas:
Ron Paul: $62,676
Mike Huckabee: $61,450
Duncan Hunter: $44,400
Sam Brownback: $16,125
Tommy Thompson: $0

DEMOCRATS

John Edwards

Individual contributions: $14 million
From Texas: $1.5 million
Donors:
Fred Baron, Dallas lawyer
John O’Quinn , Houston lawyer
Bernard Rapoport, Waco insurance executive
Frank Branson, Dallas lawyer

Hillary Rodham Clinton

Individual contributions: $25.8 million
From Texas: $1.2 million
Donors:
Ben Barnes, Austin lobbyist, former lieutenant governor
Liz Carpenter, Austin, former press secretary for Lady Bird Johnson
Roy Spence, Austin advertising executive
Robert Utley III, Dallas developer

Barack Obama

Individual contributions: $25.7 million
From Texas: $695,000
Donors:
Ron Kirk, former Dallas mayor
Cappy McGarr, Dallas investor
Bernard Rapoport, Waco insurance executive
Tom Dunning, Dallas benefits manager, ex-mayoral candidate

Others

What other Democratic hopefuls raised in Texas:
Bill Richardson: $396,947
Chris Dodd: $53,525
Joe Biden: $35,648
Tom Vilsack: $10,800 (withdrawn from the race)
Dennis Kucinich: $2,480

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