Bob Perry Gave Texas PAC $2 Million Before Death

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Houston homebuilder Bob Perry, at the sales center at one of his Houston developments.

Bob Perry, the Houston homebuilder who was one of the Republican Party’s biggest donors, gave $2 million to a Texas-based political committee about six weeks before his death this spring.

Perry gave $2 million on March 1 to Texans for a Conservative Majority, according to a report it filed today with the Federal Election Commission. Perry died April 13 at age 80, a few months after the end of an election cycle in which he spent about $30 million, according to the Center for Responsive Politics.

Perry provided 90 percent of the $2,225,439 that Texans for a Conservative Majority raised through June. The committee filed organizing papers in February. Its treasurer is Randy Cubriel, an Austin-based lawyer and lobbyist, according to the Houston Chronicle.

Texans for a Conservative Majority is a so-called hybrid PAC that can use one account to receive unlimited contributions to make independent expenditures, and a separate account that can collect limited donations to make PAC contributions directly to candidates.

The committee began July with $2,195,029 in the bank after spending $30,410 on PAC fundraising and legal services, the FEC report said.


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