Tags: Obit | Bob Perry

GOP Super Donor Bob Perry of Texas Dies at 80

Monday, 15 Apr 2013 06:21 AM

Republican mega-donor Bob Perry never cared for the spotlight. But writing big checks and financing one of the most famous television ads ever in a presidential campaign made the Texas millionaire famous nonetheless.

Perry died over the weekend. Former Texas state Rep. Neal Jones, a family friend, said the wealthy Houston homebuilder died "peacefully in his sleep" Saturday night. He was 80.

Perry shunned publicity while generously bankrolling GOP candidates and becoming a force in a new era of lavish spending in American politics. Among his most famous contributions was giving $4.4 million in 2004 to the Swift Boat Veterans campaign that sought to discredit then-Democratic presidential nominee John Kerry.

Last year, Perry gave more than $18 million to Republican presidential nominee Mitt Romney and organizations backing his candidacy.

© Copyright 2015 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

1Like our page
2Share
US
Republican mega-donor Bob Perry never cared for the spotlight. But writing big checks and financing one of the most famous television ads ever in a presidential campaign made the Texas millionaire famous nonetheless.Perry died over the weekend. Former Texas state Rep. Neal...
Obit,Bob Perry
129
2013-21-15
 

Newsmax, Moneynews, Newsmax Health, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, and Newsmax World are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved