The PAC, run by activist Michael Quinn Sullivan, gave both Paxton and Patrick $100,000, according to a campaign finance report filed with the Texas Ethics Commission. The PAC also reported $610,650 in contributions, with $600,000 coming from Midland oilman Tim Dunn. Dunn chairs the related Empower Texans Foundation and has long served as the PAC's leading benefactor.
The large donations are just the latest support the PAC is providing to Patrick and Paxton, who are running for lieutenant governor and attorney general, respectively. Last year, the PAC gave $275,000 each to the two state senators' campaign funds.