Follow the Money: 78208, 78212, 78209, 78257, 78258, and 78207
Wed April 18, 2007 1:44 pm

From our old pal and colleague (and current writer at large) Jan Jarboe Russell, the chronicler of all things San Antonio, regarding that city's Alamo Heights, Olmos Park, Monte Vista, downtown, Dominion, Sontera, and West Side neighborhoods:

Tom and Nancy Loeffler, $2,300 each for John McCain. He is a former Texas congressman and the treasurer of McCain's campaign.

Charline and B.J. "Red" McCombs, $2,300 and $2,100, respectively, for McCain. He is the famously charming car dealer and former owner of the San Antonio Spurs, the Denver Nuggets and Minnesota Vikings.

Bart Koontz, $1,000 for McCain. McCombs's partner in a real estate company.

Lukin Gilliand, $250 for Richardson, $1,000 for Clinton, and $1,000 for John Edwards. A major Democratic fundraiser who recently ran for Congress in District 23.

Bonnie Reed, $1,000 to Clinton. A former county court at law judge, well-known for her work on domestic violence issues.

Pat Smothers, $500 to Clinton. Philanthropist who helped fund the Battered Women's Shelter.

Ruth Bowers, $2,000 to Clinton. A strong advocate for women's rights who helped pay for legal expenses in Roe v. Wade.

Jane Macon, $250 to Richardson. Fulbright and Jaworski partner.

Gail Beagle, $250 to Richardson. Long-time legislative aide to the late Henry B. Gonzalez.

Jose Villareal, $2,300 to Clinton. The former chairman of the National Council of La Raza was the treasurer for Al Gore's campaign in 2000. Partner at Akin Gump.

Henry Munoz, $2,300 to Clinton. Chairman of the board of Kell Munoz Architects, the largest minority-owned architectural firm in Texas.

Michael, Marynell, Michelle, and Pat Maloney, $2,300 each to Clinton. Well-known trial lawyers.

Dan Pozza, $2,300 to Clinton. Ran unsucessfully last year for the Fourth District Court of Appeals.

John Montford: $1000 to Bill Richardson. The former Texas senator and chancellor of Texas Tech University is a top executive at AT&T.

Joceyln and Joe Straus, $500 each to Giuliani. GOP stalwarts; owners of the Retama Park race track.

State Rep. Joe Straus, $250 to Rudy Guliani.

State Sen. Jeff Wentworth, 1,000 to Giuliani. From one moderate to another.

Tullos and Carri Wells, $2,300 each to Giuliani. He's a labor lawyer at Bracewell and, uh, Giuliani; they're a GOP power couple.

Bruce and Alethea Bugg: $2,300 each to McCain. He is the trustee of the Tobin Endowment, one of the city's largest foundations.

Frank Sitterle, $2,300 to McCain. Long-time San Antonio builder.

Walter and Gayle Embrey, $2,300 each to McCain. He is also a powerful builder.

John and Weise Steen, $2,300 to McCain. Old San Antonio family. John's father once ran for mayor. Weise is kin to the King Ranch family.

Ed Whitacre, $2,300 to McCain. Chairman of the board of AT&T.

H.B. Zachry, $2,300 to Giuliani. Mega-builder, especially of Texas roads.

Lester, Mark, and Randy Mays, $2,100 each to Romney. Clear Channel's owners (for now). K

John Hagee, $1,000 to McCain. Pastor of Cornerstone Church, a non-denominational mega-evangelical church.

Joan Kelleher, $2,300 to McCain. The wife of Herb Kelleher, co-founder of Southwest Airlines.

Ruth Agather, $2,300 to McCain. Herb Kelleher's daughter.

Barbara and Alan Dreeben, $2,300 each to Giuliani. He is a former member of the U.T. board of regents -- appointed by Rick Perry -- who owns Republic Beverage Co., a wine and spirits distributor.

Charles Cheever, $2,300 to McCain. Founder of Broadway Bank.

Robert and Betty Kelso, $2,300 each to McCain. He's a retired colonel and reliable GOP contributor.

Diane Rath, $1,000 to McCain. President of the Texas Workforce Commission, appointed by Rick Perry.

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