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Rick Perry's Texas-sized Favors for Big Donors

They say that everything is bigger in Texas. And in the case of presidential hopeful Gov. Rick Perry's (R) treatment of his big money donors, this certainly seems to be the case. From doling out state contracts to friends who write big campaign checks to the emergence of Perry Super PACs run by close former associates, there's no shortage of material on the plain-spoken Texan.

Here's a glimpse of Perry's record so far:

Rick Perry sure can fundraise. It might be easier when a large chunk of his campaign money comes from your own appointee's.

The Chronicles of Money, Politics, and How to Call the Fat Cats Fat

Here's a round-up of Public Campaign and Public Campaign Action Fund's work for the week of June 20-24, 2011.

The Other NRA

According to Roll Call (subscription required), one of the nation's biggest PAC's, the National Restaurant Association's PAC, has asked permission from the FEC to solicit money from the general public for candidates of their choosing, most of whom they have already contributed to and/or publicly endorsed.

Ever Wonder How DeLay's Doing...in Pennsylvania?

Bennett Roth of the Houston Chronicle has your answer.

"It just seems like you think they are going to do something and then they don't do it," Gordal, 79, said as she finished an early dinner at the High Street Diner in Pottstown, an hour outside of Philadelphia.

What does the settlement mean?

I have been thinking about this a little more. Diversified Collection acknowledges in its settlement with the District Attorney’s office that its $50,000 contribution to TRMPAC was based on "false and misleading information provided by the fund-raiser that solicited the contribution." That corroborates that someone – probably one of the three DeLay associates already under indictment – broke the law.