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McCaul vs. Doherty Major Contributors

October 3, 2008, News

Top contributors (2008 cycle)

Larry Joe Doherty

$11,200 - Doherty, Long & Wagner

9,200 - Cervelle Homes

6,900 - Protector Specialities

6,200 - Service Employees Intl. Union

5,900 - Mecom Management

5,350 - Baker Botts LLP

5,100 - Gallagher Law Firm

5,000 - Communications Workers of America

5,000 - Intl. Brotherhood of Electric­al Workers

5,000 - Plumbers/Pipefitters Union

4,850 - Situs Companies

4,600 - BSL Golf

4,600 - Hagans, Bobb & Burdine

4,600 - Kmg-Bernuth Inc.

4,600 - LMD Interests

4,600 - Niko Nikos Greek Restaurant

4,600 - Pannell Ker Forster of Texas

4,600 - Pohl Bennett & Matthews

4,600 - Richard Haynes & Assn.

4,600 - Sloan, Bagley et al.

4,600 - Steelhammer & Miller

4,600 - Stern Miller & Higdon

4,600 - Talisman Group

4,600 - Tube Supply



Michael McCaul

$26,000 - Clear Channel Comm.

16,100 - Zachry Construction

11,000 - Deloitte Touche Tohmatsu

11,000 - Kirby Corp.

10,500 - AT&T Inc.

10,000 - Farm Credit Council

10,000 - National Assn. of Realtors

10,000 - Valero Energy

9,200 - Capstar Partners

9,000 - BAE Systems

8,500 - Energy Future Holdings Corp.

8,000 - American Society of Anesthesiologists

7,900 - Atlantic Trust

7,500 - Locke Lord Bissell & Liddell

7,500 - National Beer Wholesalers Assn.

7,000 - Burlington Northern Santa Fe Corp.

6,900 - Holmes Investments

6,750 - Dell Inc.

6,272 - Rely on Your Beliefs

6,000 - American Bankers Assn.

6,000 - Bracewell & Giuliani



McCaul's Top Contrib­ut­ors, Career

$131,250 - Clear Channel Comm.

50,396 - Dell Inc.

42,800 - Zachry Construction

36,000 - AT&T Inc.

30,000 - National Assn. of Realtors

27,500 - National Beer Wholesalers Assn.

26,000 - Loeffler, Tuggey et al.

25,500 - Energy Future Holdings Corp.

24,500 - Deloitte & Touche

23,334 - Enterprise Products Partners

22,500 - National Auto Dealers Assn.

22,500 - Valero Energy

21,999 - National Assn. of Broad­cast­ers

20,900 - Kirby Corp.

20,250 - Goldman Sachs

20,000 - Every Republican Is Crucial PAC

17,500 - Union Pacific Corp.

17,000 - Winstead, Sechrest & Minick

16,550 - Baker Botts LLP

16,500 - Fayez Sarofim & Co.



Top Contributors by Sector

Listed in order of total contributions for the 2007-2008 cycle. Note that Larry Joe Doherty got more than 77% of his money from lawyers and lobbyists; Michael McCaul easily overtakes that lead with sizable donations from every business category.

33,4004,000
Larry Joe Michael Doherty McCaul
Lawyers & Lobbyists $426,515 $97,350
Finance/Insur./Real Estate 16,900 176,183
Communications/Electronics 2,800 93,111
Misc. Businesses 11,900 73,075
Ideology/Single-Issue 6,400 74,567
Energy/Natural Resource 6,250 74,084
Construction 10,200 55,150
Transportation 50,300
Agribusiness 12,300
Labor 29,200
Defense 29,750
Health 2,000 26,800
Other 26,650 66,150
Total $551,115 $853,920

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