Wednesday, April 18, 2007

Follow the Money: Fort Worth

I have a confession: I love Paul Burka. In another life, I will be Paul Burka. But I am no Paul Burka. I am not worthy to rinse out his coffee cup. Sad, but true.

However, Paul had a fun play-along-at-home game today called Follow The Money. Thanks to this handy link in the Left Coast Media Conspiracy (also known at the NYT) anyone with a CPU and an internet connection can dial up 2008 campaign contributions to presidential campaigns thru March 31 or this year. Heh. (Gawd I love the interweb.)

Anywhoo, Burka and associates have been looking at where the money is flowing around the state:

  • Austin: 78703, 78746, and 78731

  • Austin: 78701

  • Houston: 77002, 77019, 77006, and 77027

  • San Antonio: 78208, 78212, 78209, 78257, 78258, and 78207

  • Dallas: 75220, 75229, 75225, 75230, 75209, 75219, 75244, 75093, 75254, and 75201. (Funniest line here: "Merrie Spaeth, $2,300 to Giuliani. Founder of Spaeth Communications; widow of Tex Lezar. If the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were the cast of Ocean's 11, she would be Angie Dickinson."

  • CEOs

  • But what about Cowtown? I just couldn't let this one go. So I did a little searching. What did I find?

    One thing jumps out: FORT WORTH LOVES THEM SOME RUDY. (And you wondered why Rudy was smiling up there.) In a town full of money from investments and oil, it's not much a shock that money would flow toward Republican candidates. But it is by far going toward Giuliani, with McCain in second and Mitt Romney third. Among the Democrats, trial lawyer money is flowing toward John Edwards. Hillary is a distant second among the left leaning fat wallets. What was surprising: No Bob Simpson from XTO Energy. No one named Bass. Anywhere. Now for a a look at the West Fort Worth zip codes:

    76109 (Tanglewood/Overton Park/Colonial)

  • Socialite Kim Baldi gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Preston M. Geren, Jr.*, Father of Pete, the acting secretary of the Army, gave $500 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • William Reimann, of Barbnet Investments (affiliated with the Bass Family), and his wife, Ruth, each gave $1,000 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Dr. Joseph Milne, an orthopedic surgeon, gave $1,000 to Mitt Romney.

  • William Jones of Richard Carbon and Energy gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Henry Stewart of Bass Enterprises gave $2,000 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Randall Lyle of South Platte Energy gave $1,000 to Hillary Clinton.

  • 76102 (Downtown)

  • David Bonderman, Founding Partner of Texas Pacific Group Capital (they're buying TXU and everything else), $2,300 John McCain.

  • Greg Blaies, Partner at Blaies and Hightower, $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • David Chappell of Chappell Hill LLP and his wife, Ann, each gave $2,300 to John Edwards.

  • Tom Chambers, Chairman of Chambers Interests, gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Investor Richard Davidovich gave $2,300 to Mitt Romney.

  • Socialite Karen Davis gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Ben Fortson, independent oil producer and trustee emeritus of Texas Christian University, $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani. Kay Fortson, president and chair of the board of directors of the Kimbell Art Foundation since 1975 and as a director since 1956, gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani. Lisa Burton, daughter of Ben and Kay Fortson, gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Mark Hart of Corriente Advisors LLC, and his wife Shannon each gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Dee Kelly of Kelly, Hart and Hallman, really loves to cover his bets (in true lawyer fashion). He gave $2,300 to John McCain, $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani and $2,300 to Mitt Romney. Yeesh! Pick one already!

  • The Moncriefs: Richard Moncrief gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani and $2,300 to John McCain. Marsland Moncrief gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani and $2,300 to John McCain. Charles and Kit Moncrief gave $2,100 to John McCain. W.A. Moncrief gave $2,100 to John McCain.

  • Katherine Wynne of Wynne Petroleum gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Richard Rainwater, investor/fund manager/billionaire, $2,100 to John McCain. Darla Moore (aka Mrs. Richard Rainwater), gave $2,100 to John McCain.

  • Geoffory Raynor, lead partner of the unfortunately named investment group Renegade Swish LLC, gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Robert Schumacher, President of Texland Petroleum, L.P., gave $2,000 to John McCain.

  • 76107 (Arlington Heights/Westover Hills)

  • The Corbetts: Brad Corbett of S&B Technical Product gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani. His wife, Jennifer, gave another $2,300. Gunhild Corbett gave another $2,300. Todd Corbett gave another $2,300.

  • Cliff and Georgina Condrey of Moncrief Oil each gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • James Dunaway of Dunaway Associates and his wife, Carol, each gave $2,300 to Mitt Romney.

  • Pediatric dentist Gene Kouri and his wife, Moselle, each gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Wade Nowlin of William Rigg Company gave $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Charles Shewmake, Associate General Counsel for BNSF Railway Company, gave $1,000 to Mitt Romney.

  • 76132 (Mira Vista)

  • Dave Gillespie, Q Investments, gave $2,300 to to Rudy Giuliani.

  • Darrell Keith of the Keith Law Firm gave $2,300 to John Edwards.

  • Donald Mason of Bass Enterprises LP gave $2,000 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • 76116 (Ridglea/Ridgmar/Westover Hills)

  • William Harvey of Harvey Properties gave $4,600 to Rudy Giuliani.

  • 76110 (Mistletoe Heights/Ryan Place)

  • Paul and Barbara Grunde of S&B Technical Products gave $2,300 each to Rudy Giuliani.

  • * CORRECTION, 6.22.07: I mistakenly reported that Army Secretary Pete Geren donated $2,300 to Rudy Giuliani's campaign. He did not. According to FEC records, his father donated $500 on March 27, 2007. I apologize for the errors. You can find my letter of apology to the Secretary here.

    1 comment:

    Anonymous said...

    You're not looking in the right place to find Bass money.... search the 76028 ZIP code in the Burleson area.