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Pioneer Profiles: George W. Bush's $100,000 Club
 
Name: Nancy Brinker
Occupation: Wife of Chair, Brinker International
Industry: Miscellaneous Business
Home: Dallas, Texas
Political Contributions:
Bush Gubernatorial Races: 
 $34,000
Republican Hard Money: 
$128,600
Republican Soft Money: 
$88,495
Democratic Hard Money: 
$0
Democratic Soft Money: 
$0
Federal PAC Hard Money:
$4,740
Total Contributions:
 $255,835
Soft Money from Employer:
$0
to Republicans:
$0
to Democrats:
$0
Nancy Brinker founded the Susan G. Komen Foundation for breast cancer research, named for her sister, who died of that disease. Her husband, Norman Brinker, is the chair of Brinker International, which made its fortune off such restaurants as Steak & Ale, Benniganís, Chili's, Macaroni Grill, On the Border and Eatzi's. He is an ex-chair of the U.S. Polo Association who survived a near-fatal polo accident in í93.


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