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Maps Visualize Governor's Race Donations

The map represents contributions to the major-party candidates in the Texas' governor's race: incumbent Gov. Rick Perry (red) and former Houston mayor Bill White (blue). The map compares contribution totals from Feb. 21 to June 30 to each candidate with each city's populations. The bubbles grow larger in cities where residents disproportionately donated based on the overall population.
The map represents contributions to the major-party candidates in the Texas' governor's race: incumbent Gov. Rick Perry (red) and former Houston mayor Bill White (blue). The map compares contribution totals from Feb. 21 to June 30 to each candidate with each city's populations. The bubbles grow larger in cities where residents disproportionately donated based on the overall population.

What do per-capita contribution maps tell us about the Texas governor's race?

Perry and White Vie for Hutchison Donors

Numerous contributors who supported U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in March are now backing other candidates.
Numerous contributors who supported U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison's unsuccessful campaign for the Republican gubernatorial nomination in March are now backing other candidates.

When U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison lost the Republican primary for governor, her supporters became political orphans. But many of them have landed with either Rick Perry or Bill White. A Texas Tribune data mash-up shows that more than $1 million has flowed to Perry from Hutchison supporters since March, while at least $600,000 has gone to White.

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White: Perry "Ignored Procedures to Help Applicant"

Democratic gubernatorial candidate Bill White accuses Gov. Rick Perry of giving special consideration to a grant request from a company whose founder was involved with a controversial land deal. The deal netted the governor a $500,000 profit. The governor's spokeswoman says the transaction was "thoroughly vetted."

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