The political machine of Midland oilman Tim Dunn came close to getting skunked in the Texas Republican primaries this year. Empower Texans went after sixteen House incumbents who are key to the chamber’s mainstream Republican majority in the GOP primary, but only captured two of the seats. So far this year, Dunn has put $2 million into the Empower Texans PAC, either for the primary or to save a few of his tea party-backed candidates in the general election—not to mention the $250,000 he has dropped on Attorney General Ken Paxton’s re-election bid. But a few Texas setbacks aren’t about to keep Dunn from moving to the national stage as a major far-right donor. Other than a guy from Whitefish, Montana—who donated $300—Dunn is the…View Original Post
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