With the death this weekend of Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, Texas Republicans lost one of their stalwarts and most reliable donors. The self-made Houston homebuilder was one of the biggest bankrollers of conservative causes over the past two decades. But the prolific donor gave to Democrats, too.Full Story
Bob Perry is a Houston home builder and one of the most generous political contributors in the nation. He gives to both Democratic and Republican candidates, but the majority of his contributions go to Republican candidates and 527 groups.
He's the founder of Perry Homes, based in Houston. The company reported revenues of $420 million in 2002.
Perry began ...
Bob Perry, a behind-the-scenes titan in the Texas political world, has died at the age of 80.Full Story
A few days ago, we noted the geographic similarities in the statewide performance of Democrats Bill White and Barack Obama in their respective (and losing) Texas campaigns. The same patterns held true in Harris County, where the former Houston mayor narrowly defeated incumbent Gov. Rick Perry, according to precinct-by-precinct maps.Full Story
Over the last decade, two Republicans with the last name Perry have dominated the Texas political landscape. One is Rick, the state’s longest-serving governor. The other is Bob (no relation), the state’s largest individual political donor during that time — with no close second. Since 2000, the wealthy Houston home builder has contributed about $28 million to more than 400 candidates and political action committees in Texas, according to an analysis of campaign-finance data by The Texas Tribune. During that time, he's also contributed at least $38 million more to candidates and groups outside of Texas.Full Story
The leader of Texas' largest business group said Wednesday that Gov. Rick Perry's new election promise to crackdown on employers who hire undocumented workers would be unfair and untenable.Full Story