Perry posts a big number

Oct 5, 2011 By Paul Burka

$17.1 million raised in the third quarter fundraising period. This is a very impressive performance. It buys time and staying power through the next rounds of debates and into the early primaries. The accelerated primary schedule benefits candidates with the most money. (The original version of this post said $18.1…

Texas GOP uses Voter I.D. hearing to raise $$$

Mar 12, 2009 By Paul Burka

Here’s the e-mail, dated March 11: We expected and prepared for anything at yesterday’s Senate hearing on Voter ID legislation. Let me tell you — the liberal Democrats in Austin did not disappoint on that front. Hundreds of concerned Texans showed up as early as 7 a.m. on Tuesday morning…

Brother, Can You Spare Some Dimes?

Sep 30, 1998 By Evan Smith

George W. isn’t the only Bush benefiting from the largesse of well-heeled Texans. His brother Jeb Bush, the GOP candidate for governor in Florida, has thus far received more than $382,000 in contributions of $500 or less from Texans. Among the notable donors: financier Perry Bass, oilmen W. A. “Tex”…

Tru Story

Apr 1, 1997 By Helen Thorpe

Why Texarkana’s Truman Arnold is in the thick of a scandal over Democratic fundraising.

The New Fat Cats

Nov 1, 1996 By Paul Burka

Meet the newest Texas fat cats - the well-heeled contributors financing political campaigns in and out of our state.

Absolutely Farbulous

Sep 30, 1996 By Skip Hollandsworth

Carolyn Farb wrote the book on charity fundraising, so when she calls, the stars come out to play, and Houston�s high society has a ball.

Santa Fête

Jul 31, 1995 By Gary Cartwright

When rich Texas hostesses want to put on the biggest charity bash of the summer, where do they go? New Mexico of course.