Tim Pawlenty's ties to "Swift Boat" Bob Perry

By Delal Pektas and Kelsey Sheehy

Texas donor of "Swift Boat" fame has long come to Tim Pawlenty's aid

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"… ose being considered for a running mate to McCain. McCain ultimately chose Sarah Palin, but Pawlenty earned a political ally in McCain by leading the Arizona sen …"

Donor profile: Bob Perry

By Alexandra Duszak

Quick stats on the biggest financial backers of Election 2012.

Conservative donor Bob Perry gives big to Pawlenty, Romney — and Rick Perry

By Aaron Mehta

Texas homebuilder is already making a mark on 2012 cycle with half-million dollar contributions

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"… from Houston mayor to the presidency. For the 2012 cycle, the conservative Texas home builder started giving early and often — and is hedging his bets in …"

"… l days of a tight race.Perry has also been a major financial supporter for Texas Gov. Rick Perry (no relation), having kicked in an estimated $2.5 million …"

"… “Without Bob Perry, there would be no Rick Perry,” says Andy Wilson, a Texas-based campaign finance analyst for Public Citizen.Make no mistake: Bob Per …"

"… e no mistake: Bob Perry is a contributor who campaigns will fight for. The Texas Tribune estimated Perry has given at least $38 million to national candida …"