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Perry reports raising almost $2 million, spending $1.5 million, in July filing

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Rick Perry’s semiannual report, the first he has filed since announcing his intention to run again in 2010, showed the following numbers: Total political contributions: $1,933,165.05 Total political expenditures: $1,502,828.86 Cash on hand: $2,978,864.07 This is not a particularly strong showing. The amount of expenditures is very high compared to the amount raised. Nevertheless, the election is still more than two years away. Perry has plenty of time to raise all the money he needs. Note: Kay Bailey Hutchison is a federal official and does not file reports with the Texas Ethics Commission. Here are Perry’s big-dollar (or, in some cases, very interesting) contributors: Phil Adams, insurance, Bryan $25,000 American Electric Power Texas Committee $10,000 Larry Anders, Summit Alliance Companies chair & CEO, Plano $25,000 AT&T Texas PAC (two contributions) $5,250 John Barnhill, Brenham, UT Regent, $500 Lee Bass, Fort Worth, oil and investments, $25,000 Louis Beecherl, Dallas, oil, $25,000 Bell Helicopter Textron PAC $2,000 BG Distribution Partners, Houston, alcoholic beverages, $25,000 BGR PAC, Washington D.C., $3,500 Border Health PAC, Pharr, $25,000 Richard Box, Austin, dentist, $5,000 (Perry’s campaign treasurer) Republican activist) Chip Briscoe (Mr. and Mrs.), Carrizo Springs, $2,500 J Brown (Mr. and Mrs.), Brownco Capital LLC $25,000 Charles Butt, San Antonio, HEB chairman $25,000 Celanese Corp. PAC, Dallas $2,500 Chesapeake Texans for Energy PAC, Oklahoma City, $5,000 William P. Clements, Dallas, former governor $1,000 Harlan Crow, Dallas, investments, $25,000 James Dannenbaum, Houston, UT regent and engineering co. $25,000 Dan Duncan, Houston, Chair of Enterprise Products $25,000 J. J. Ellis, Irving, investments $50,000 John Fainter, Austin, Ass’n of Electric Companies of Texas CEO $1,000 Dr. Antonio Falcon, Rio Grande City, pharmacist $5,000 Guy Farmer, Austin, Heritage Title $5,000 Tilman Fertitta, Houston, Landry’s Restaurants $4,010 airplane expense Paul Foster, El Paso, Western Refining $50,276 (2 contributions) L. Francis, El Paso, Prime Capital Management $25,000 T. Friedkin, Houston, Friedkin Companies $25,000 Gary Bushell LLP, Corpus Christi $5,000 Robert Gillikin, Dallas, retired $25,000 Dixon Golden, Center, optometrist $5,000 Guy Grace, Austin, investments $5,000 Gordon Graves, Austin, investments $8,001.50 (2 contributions) Harold Hahn, El Paso, Rocky Mountain Mortgage Co. president $25,000 Steve Hammond, Dallas, Marketing Investors Corp. CEO $25,000 David Hartman, Austin, investor, $5,000 H. Heavin, Gatesville, Curves International founder, $8,000 Andrew Heller, Austin, Heller Associates CEO $4,800 Ed Hicks, Corpus Christi, automobile dealer $5,000 Forrest Hoglund, Dallas, investments $25,000 Peter Holt, Blanco, San Antonio Spurs, $35,305.22 (2 contributions) Gaylord Hoyt, Corpus Christi, math professor $5,000 J. J. Huffines, Lewisville, Huffines Chevrolet-Subaru $25,000 J. Huffines Jr., Lewisville, President Huffines Chevrolet-Subaru $1,614 Ray Hunt, Dallas, Hunt Consolidated $15,000 Woody Hunt, El Paso, developer $25,000 Tood Hunter, Corpus Christi, attorney $2,000 Larry Hutto, Southlake, occupation unknown $5,000 International Bank of Commerce PAC, Laredo $1,000 C. F. Jordan, El Paso, attorney $5,000 Jerry Kane, Corpus Christi, beef packing $19,750 (4 contributions) Charles Lawrence, Houston, Kirby Corp. chairman $25,000 Ron Lewis, Austin, occupation not listed $4,517 (air travel) Joe Long, Austin, retired $25,000 Robert Marling, The Woodlands, CEO Woodforest National Bank $5,000 Massachusetts Mutual PAC $2,500 J. Matthews, Abilene, retired $10,000 L. Mays, San Antonio, Chairman Clear Channel Communications $25,000 B. McCombs, San Antonio, Red McCombs Enterprises $25,000 Hugh McElroy, Grapevine, Dallas Airmotives $7,991.12 (air travel) Drayton McLane, Temple, McLane Group chairman $25,000 John McStay, Dallas, John McStay Inc. $25,000 Vance Miller, Dallas, Henry S. Miller Companies chairman $25,000 Jeffrey Minch, Austin, Littlefield Corp. $5,000 Lee Mitchell, Dallas, Cinemark USA chairman $2,000 Motorola PAC Multicandidate Committee, Washington, D.C. $3,000 John Nau, Houston, Silver Eagle Distributors (beer), $2,955.95 (air travel) Barry Newman, Vestal N.Y., Northeast United CEO $5,600 (air travel) Drew Nixon, Carthage, CPA $250 (former state senator) Erle Nye, Dallas, Texas Utilities chairman & CEO $25,000 R. Onstead, Santa Fe, N.M., investments $10,000 Tom Perini, Buffalo Gap, restaurateur, $639.89 (event expense) H. Perot, Plano, retired $25,000 Gary Petersen, Houston, partner EnCap Investments $50,000 Gene Phillips, Dallas, real estate consultant $25,000 Lonnie Pilgrim, Pittsburg, Pilgrim’s Pride owner $25,000 (+9,179.48 in-kind travel) Pinnacle Anesthesia Consultants PAC, Dallas $10,000 (2 contributions) James Pitcock, Houston, Williams Bros. Construction chairman & CEO $25,000 Paul Plunket, Dallas, energy consultant $5,000 Clayton Reaser, Victoria, Texas Teachers CFO $12,500 Vernon Reaser III, Victoria, Texas Teachers president $12,500 Richard Salwen, Austin, retired $25,000 Jeff Sandefer, Austin, Acton School of Business co-founder $25,000 (+$1,517.94 air travel) Joe Sanderson, Laurel MS, Sanderson Farms chair and CEO $25,000 Jim Schwertner, Schwertner, cattle and banking $4,000 Richard Scott, Houston, Trans-Global Solutions president $25,000 Nicholas Serafy Jr., Brownsville, bioanalyst $5,000 Harold Simmons, Dallas, Contran Corp. CEO $25,000 L. Simmons, Houston, SCF partners president $25,000 Richard Slack, Pecos, retired $1,000 (former legislator) Dian Stai, Abilene, retired $10,000 Charles Tate, Houston, Capital Royalty chairman $25,000 Texas Cancer PAC, Houston $2,500 Texas Optometric PAC, Austin $25,000 Tim Timmerman, Austin, real estate developer $3,600 J.C. Trevino III, Laredo, attorney $2,700 Kenny Troutt, Dallas, investments $25,000 Truitt for District 98, Keller $1,000 Brad Tucker, Houston, Mustang Cat president $25,000 Richard Wallrath, Centerville, rancher $12,000 Andy Wambsganss, Southlake, attorney and mayor $5,350 (event expense) Washington Mutual PAC, Seattle WA, $2,500 Charles Wood, Dallas, AMS Staff Leasing chairman $25,000 John Woodhouse, Houston, retired $5,000 Frank Yturria, Brownsville, rancher $25,000

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