Perry Supporter's Firm in Negotiations for State Grant

A company whose CEO is a longtime political contributor to Rick Perry is in negotiations to receive an economic development funding grant from the governor’s office.

The Automobile Club of Southern California, a AAA affiliate, is in talks over a potential Texas Enterprise Fund grant to support an expansion of its Texas subsidiary, AAA Texas. Thomas McKernan, the company’s president and CEO, has donated thousands of dollars to Perry and helped raise money for the governor’s failed 2012 presidential campaign.

“Representatives of ACSC and the Governor have entered into confidential economic development negotiations involving a possible grant under the Texas ...

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