Republican Texas Governor Rick Perry

As Texas' longest-serving governor, Rick Perry raised $98.9 million from 2001 through October 23, 2010. Perry raised almost $49 million (or 50 percent of this money) from 193 mega donors who gave him $100,000 or more. The Republican Governor's Association ranks as the governor's No. 1 donor, ostensibly contributing $4 million. (In 2010 a court found that Bob Pery was the true source of a $500,000 contribution that the Perry campaign attributed to the Governor's Association.) Houston homebuilder Bob Perry (no relation) gave the governor more than $2.5 million to claim his No. 2 spot. Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who is converting Andrews County into the nation's default nuclear dump, ranks No. 3. Governor Perry's top donors are dominated by corporate PACs, executives and trade associations. Just two donors gave at least $100,000 to both candidates: Houston oilman James Flores and Austin retirees Joe & Teresa Long. Flores and the Longs both backed White this time after supporting Perry in previous elections.


193 Mega-Donors Gave Governor Perry $100,000 or More

Amount Contributor Company City
$4,000,000 Republican Governors Assn. Republican Governors Assn. Washington
$2,531,799 Bob & Doylene Perry Perry Homes Houston
$1,120,000 Harold C. Simmons Contran/Waste Control Specialists Dallas
$750,000 Republican Nat'l State Elections Com. Republican Nat'l State Elections Com. Washington
$705,000 Kenny & Lisa Troutt Mt. Vernon Investments, LLC Dallas
$701,660 Thomas Dan Friedkin Friedkin Companies Inc. Houston
$612,000 Friends of Phil Gramm Friends of Phil Gramm PAC Helotes
$563,334 George Brint & Amanda Ryan Ryan & Co. P.C. Dallas
$537,740 Peter & Julianna Hawn Holt Holt Companies/San Antonio Spurs Blanco
$494,740 AT&T, Inc. PAC AT&T Austin
$486,668 Lonnie A. 'Bo' Pilgrim Pilgrim's Pride Poultry Pittsburg
$456,393 Robert & Michelle Mosbacher Mosbacher Energy Co. Houston
$421,000 James Doug Pitcock, Jr. Williams Brothers Construction Houston
$420,000 J. Ralph & Joy Ellis, Jr. Belmont Oil & Gas Corp. Irving
$416,546 Larry Anders Summit Alliance Companies Dallas
$400,500 Gary R. Petersen EnCap Investments, LP Houston
$398,625 B.J. 'Red' & Charline McCombs Red McCombs Automotive Group San Antonio
$395,070 Charles W. & Judy Tate Capital Royalty LLC Sugar Land
$382,889 Jeff Davis Sandefer Sandefer Capital Partners, LP Austin
$378,967 Charles Wood, Jr. Dallas Fire Insurance Co. Dallas
$377,500 T. Boone Pickens BP Capital Dallas
$372,500 S. Reed Morian DX Holding Co., Inc. Houston
$370,157 Paul L. Foster Western Refining Co. El Paso
$369,144 Woody L. & Gayle G. Hunt Hunt Corp. El Paso
$365,111 L. E. Simmons SCF Partners Houston
$365,002 R. Steven & Donna Hicks Capstar Partners, LLC Austin
$360,000 Texas Ass'n of Realtors Texas Association of Realtors Austin
$357,262 Robert & Terry Rowling TRT Holdings, Inc. Irving
$345,000 Texas Dental Ass'n Texas Dental Association Austin
$337,027 Lee Bass Bass Brothers Enterprises Fort Worth
$336,000 Alice L. Walton Wal-Mart Min'l Wells
$331,000 Stevan Hammond Marketing Investors Corp. Dallas
$330,578 Charles Berndon Lawrence Kirby Corp. Houston
$327,910 Tilman J. Fertitta Landry's Restaurants Inc. Houston
$327,500 James & Shirley Dannenbaum Dannenbaum Engineering Houston
$320,136 Texas Assn. of Builders Texas Association of Builders Lubbock
$305,000 Gulf States Toyota Inc. Gulf States Toyota Houston
$301,000 Clifton L. Thomas, Jr. Speedy Stop Convenience Stores Victoria
$300,000 Moshe Azoulay Skyrise Properties, LLC Dallas
$285,000 Jeffery D. Hildebrand Hilcorp Energy Company Houston
$285,000 Robert Waltrip Service Corp. International Houston
$283,888 Dan L. Duncan Enterprise Products Partners Houston
$280,000 Robert C. McNair, Jr. Cogen Tech./Houston Texans Houston
$275,000 J. Dan Brown Brown Distributing Co., Ltd. Austin
$275,000 Forrest E. Hoglund SeaOne Maritime Corp. Dallas
$268,000 Louis A. & Julie Beecherl, III Beecherl Companies Dallas
$267,179 Richard Scott Trans-Global Solutions, Inc Houston
$266,290 L. Frederick Francis Bank of the West El Paso
$265,000 Ray L. Hunt Hunt Consolidated, Inc. Dallas
$264,593 Phil D Adams Phil Adams Co. Bryan
$262,000 TX Friends of Time Warner Cable Time Warner Cable Houston
$261,400 Lowry & Peggy Mays Clear Channel Entertainment San Antonio
$258,527 John & Barbara Nau, III Silver Eagle Distributors, LP Houston
$258,000 Erle A. & Alice Nye TXU Energy Corp. Dallas
$256,127 Robert T. Brockman Universal Computer Systems Houston
$255,000 BG Distribution Partners BG Distribution Partners, Ltd. Houston
$253,837 HillCo Partners HillCo Partners Austin
$252,126 Drayton McLane, Jr. McLane Co., Inc. Temple
$250,600 Larry Martin USA Waste Houston
$250,000 Nat'l Republican Senatorial Com. Nat'l Republican Senatorial Com. Washington
$250,000 Richard & Jill Salwen Dell, Inc. Austin
$247,401 John McStay McStay & Associates Dallas
$245,000 Peter & Edith J. O'Donnell, Jr. O'Donnell Foundation Dallas
$244,000 Dian Owen Stai Owen Healthcare, Inc. Abilene
$244,000 Richard Wallrath Champion Window, Inc. Centerville
$243,500 Stanley K. Harper Lenders & Members Srvc. Group, Inc. Arlington
$242,902 J. Robert & Sherry Brown Desert Eagle Distributing Co. El Paso
$239,233 James R. & Cecelia Leininger Kinetic Concepts Inc. San Antonio
$238,635 Lee Roy Mitchell Cinemark USA Inc. Plano
$237,830 Ned S. Holmes Parkway Investments/Texas Inc. Houston
$237,750 H. Ross Perot, Jr. Hillwood Development Group Plano
$229,422 Gerald Rubin Helen of Troy El Paso
$226,000 George C. & Karen Hixon Hixon Properties San Antonio
$225,000 Charles C. Butt HEB Grocery Co. San Antonio
$221,500 William & Wendy Boothe Boothe Eye Care Dallas
$221,500 Albert D. Huddleston Hyperion Resources, Inc. Dallas
$220,295 Texans for Lawsuit Reform Texans For Lawsuit Reform Austin
$218,115 Bobby & Phyllis Ray Hovnanian Ent. Plano
$215,000 Johnny Baker Baker Managers, LLC Houston
$215,000 Texas Apartment Assn. Texas Apartment Association San Antonio
$215,000 Sam Wyly Ranger Capital Dallas
$211,000 Brad & Stephanie Tucker Mustang Tractor & Equipment Co. Houston
$209,094 Vance & Geraldine Miller Henry S. Miller Companies Dallas
$207,000 Morton L. Topfer Castletop Capital Management Austin
$206,000 Donald J. Carter, Jr. Home Interiors & Gifts, Inc. Addison
$203,375 Linebarger Goggan Blair... Linebarger Goggan Blair... Austin
$202,500 TXU Energy TXU Energy Corp. Dallas
$201,879 James L. Huffines, Jr. Huffines Auto Dealerships Dallas
$201,463 James Dondero Highland Capital Management, LP Dallas
$200,000 James Schneider Dell, Inc. Austin
$195,000 Hushang Ansary Stewart & Stevenson Houston
$193,682 Fulbright & Jaworski Fulbright & Jaworski LLP Houston
$190,402 James Lee Ascendant Advisors, LLC Houston
$187,000 Joe R. & Teresa Long First State Bank Central Texas Austin
$185,000 William P. Clements, Jr. SEDCO Dallas
$185,000 United Services Auto. Assn. United Services Auto. Assn. San Antonio
$182,720 Bobby D. & Leona Cox Bobby Cox Companies, Inc. Fort Worth
$180,900 Assoc. Gen'l Contractors of TX Associated General Contractors Austin
$177,300 James P. Wilson Rice Sangalis Toole & Wilson Sugar Land
$175,000 Border Health PAC Border Health PAC McAllen
$175,000 Vinson & Elkins Texas Vinson & Elkins LLP Houston
$173,300 Robert D. Gillikin Cummins Southern Plains, Inc. Dallas
$172,426 Texas Medical Assn. Texas Medical Association Austin
$167,500 Bank of America PAC Bank of America Corp. Austin
$166,918 SBC Corp. SBC Corp. Austin
$165,291 Harold & Beth A. Hahn Rocky Mortgage Company El Paso
$165,211 Clayton & Modesta Williams, Jr. Clayton Williams Energy, Inc. Midland
$165,000 Mickey & Renee Long Westex Well Services Midland
$165,000 Joe Sanderson, Jr. Sanderson Farms Laurel
$165,000 H.B. 'Bartell' & Mollie Zachry, Jr. Zachry Construction Corp. San Antonio
$163,219 Danny Janecka J&B Foods Flatonia
$159,946 Frank & Mary Yturria Yturria Ranch Brownsville
$156,000 Gerald Stool Greenway Investment Co. Dallas
$155,000 Ronald Steve Letbetter Reliant Energy, Inc. Houston
$153,946 Richard W. Weekley Weekley Properties Houston
$151,000 Indep't Insurance Agents of TX Indep't Insurance Agents of TX Austin
$150,000 Gallagher Law Firm Gallagher Law Firm Houston
$150,000 Kent R. Hance Texas Tech University System Austin
$150,000 John Herschel McCall Armstrong McCall Beauty Supply Spicewood
$150,000 James R. Moffett Freeport-McMoRan, Inc. New Orleans
$150,000 Trevor D. Rees-Jones Chief Oil & Gas, LLC Dallas
$150,000 Michael Stevens Michael Stevens Interests, Inc. Houston
$148,000 Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell, LLP Houston
$147,925 Jerry & Glenda Kane Sam Kane Beef Processors, Inc. Corpus
$147,500 Chickasaw Nation Chickasaw Nation Ada, OK
$145,150 Clayton Reaser Texas Teachers, LLC Dallas
$145,000 Union Pacific Fund Union Pacific Railroad Washington
$142,115 David & Teresa Disiere Deep South Holding, L.P. Southlake
$140,284 Republican Party of Texas Republican Party of Texas Austin
$140,000 Texas Oil & Gas PAC Texas Oil & Gas Association Austin
$138,500 TX Consumer Finance Assn. TX Consumer Finance Assn. Austin
$138,078 Valero PAC Valero Energy Corp San Antonio
$137,067 Anne W. Marion Burnett Oil Co. Fort Worth
$136,616 R. Mike Ward Double Diamond, Inc. Dallas
$136,500 W. Marvin & Barbara Rush Rush Enterprise, Inc. San Antonio
$135,953 Nathan E. Crain Crain Information Systems Dallas
$135,000 Burlington Northern Santa Fe Burlington Northern Santa Fe Fort Worth
$135,000 James C. Flores Plains Exploration & Production Co. Houston
$133,333 J. Frank Miller, III JPI Companies Irving
$132,168 Texas Optometric PAC Texas Optometric Assn. Austin
$128,000 J. O. Stewart, Jr. Community Capital Corp. El Paso
$127,549 Independent Bankers Association Independent Bankers Association Austin
$127,500 Bennett Joe Glazer Glazer's Family of Companies Dallas
$126,000 William & Nancy McMinn Sterling Group Houston
$125,000 Curtis W. Mewbourne Mewbourne Oil Company Tyler
$125,000 Gene Phillips Prime Income Asset Mgt Dallas
$125,000 Allan Polunsky Polunsky & Beitel LLP San Antonio
$125,000 Polunsky & Beitel LLP Polunsky & Beitel LLP San Antonio
$125,000 Texas Automobile Dealers Assn. Texas Automobile Dealers Assn. Austin
$125,000 Michael Vollman Vignette Corp. Austin
$125,000 Charles J. Wyly, Jr. Ranger Capital Dallas
$124,000 Chaz Glace Chasco Contracting Co. Round Rock
$123,700 Eugene H. Dawson, Jr. Pape-Dawson Engineers Inc. San Antonio
$123,500 Morris Foster Exxon Mobil Corp. Houston
$122,500 Vernon & Emily Reaser, III Texas Teachers, LLC Houston
$120,000 Robert Stillwell BP Capital Houston
$119,500 Richard Sheldon Rick Sheldon Real Estate Waco
$117,965 H. Gary and Diane Heavin Curves International, Inc. Gatesville
$116,500 W. James Jonas Holland & Knight San Antonio
$115,000 Richard Fant New Process Steel Houston
$114,502 Gordon T. Graves Graves Management, Inc. Austin
$112,228 Republican Party of TX Victory 2002 Republican Party of TX Victory 2002 Austin
$110,848 Thomas O. Hicks Hicks Muse Tate & Furst Dallas
$110,250 Toby & Melissa Neugebauer Quantum Energy Partners Lubbock
$110,000 Teamsters DRIVE Committee Intern'l Brotherhood of Teamsters Washington
$110,000 TX Aggregates & Concrete Assn. TX Aggregates & Concrete Assn. Austin
$108,700 John Victor Lattimore, Jr. Lattimore Materials McKinney
$107,688 Leslie Doggett WL Doggett Houston
$107,500 Baker Botts Amicus Fund Baker Botts, LLP Houston
$107,500 Gary & Susan Farmer Heritage Title Co. of Austin Austin
$107,000 Mike G. Rutherford, Sr. Rutherford Oil Co. Houston
$106,250 S. Wil Vanloh, Jr. Quantum Energy Houston
$106,000 Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP Austin
$105,230 Harlan R. & Katherine Crow Crow Holdings Dallas
$105,000 Julia Jones Matthews Dodge Jones Foundation Abilene
$105,000 North Cypress Medical Center North Cypress Medical Center Houston
$104,500 David & Jennifer Spencer Mandelbrot Ventures, Inc. San Antonio
$104,225 Texas Hospital Assn. PAC Texas Hospital Assn. Austin
$104,000 Jack A. Cardwell Petro Stopping Centers El Paso
$102,000 TX Society of CPAs TX Society of CPAs Dallas
$101,000 J. Kyle Bass Hayman Advisors Dallas
$101,000 Grande Communications PAC Grande Communications San Marcos
$100,000 ACC Capital Holdings - PAC ACC Capital Holdings Austin
$100,000 Sid Bass Bass Brothers Enterprises Fort Worth
$100,000 Glenn Collins NeoDyme Technologies College Sta.
$100,000 Darwin Deason Affiliated Computers Services, Inc. Dallas
$100,000 Foster Friess Brandywine Financial Jackson WY
$100,000 Marcus Hiles Western Rim Investments Coppell
$100,000 KOCH PAC Koch Industries Washington
$100,000 Scott Kubitz EP Fitness El Paso
$100,000 John McHale Tipping Point Co. Austin
$100,000 Charles & Beth Miller Meridian Advisors Houston
$100,000 Ira Rennert Renco Group New York