“It is my view that government is not owned by anyone, least of all wealthy contributors. The direction of government taken by either Republicans or Democrats invariably reflects public opinion, which always includes the ‘average voters.’”
~Bob Perry in a rare interview in 2002
In 2004 – he was the single largest donor to ”Swift Boat Veterans for Truth” 527 group that falsely attacked Senator John Kerry for his record in Vietnam; he invested $4.45 million into that fund. (source)
In 2010 – he gave $7 million to the Karl Rove led American Crossroads. (source)
In the 2nd quarter of 2012 – he gave $1 million to a SuperPAC fund associated with House Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) (source)
He has donated a total of $7.7 million so far in the 2012 campaign that is public. (source)
Boston.com says HERE:
He has doled out $80 million to political candidates and committees over the last decade. That includes $4 million to Restore Our Future, the super PAC supporting Romney that has systemically obliterated his opponents with negative ads.
Perry is also the second biggest donor to American Crossroads, the super PAC founded by Karl Rove that is planning a major ad blitz attacking President Obama. He has poured $9.5 million into that group.
But unlike Friess and Adelson, who have risen to prominence in this presidential election, Perry has always shunned attention. Associates say he never shows up at fund-raisers and rarely grants interviews.
You can find more in this series of “The Guy Buying Your Democracy” HERE.
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