Stories tagged with Harold Simmons

Billionaire Harold Simmons dies

By Muckety   |   December 30, 2013 at 3:19pm   |   0 Comments

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons has died at age 82.

When we say ‘waste dump,’ we don’t mean the 2012 campaign

By Laurie Bennett   |   October 24, 2012 at 6:36am   |   0 Comments

Here’s a potentially toxic combination: a billionaire who’s giving millions to political groups, a former congressman turned lobbyist, and a gigantic nuclear waste dump.

Glaring link in 2012 campaign: big GOP contributors and big potential tax cuts

By Laurie Bennett   |   September 17, 2012 at 2:02pm   |   0 Comments

The new refrain in the Obama stump speech mocks tax cuts.

Homebuilder gives Romney super PAC $3M

By Laurie Bennett   |   March 21, 2012 at 7:01am   |   0 Comments

The super PAC donor of the month award goes to … Houston homebuilder Bob Perry.

Swift Boaters for Rick Perry

By Laurie Bennett   |   July 22, 2011 at 8:27am   |   0 Comments

A presidential bid by Texas Gov. Rick Perry, widely regarded as imminent, could bring back the old Swift Boat gang.

‘Accountable America’ goes for the jugular against big GOP donors

By Carol Eisenberg   |   August 29, 2008 at 5:15pm   |   0 Comments

The idea is to make fat-cat funders think twice before writing a check for attack ads against Democratic candidates and causes.

Swift Boat financier Harold Simmons funds anti-Obama TV ad

By Gary Jacobson   |   August 26, 2008 at 7:41am   |   0 Comments

Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons gave nearly $3 million to the American Issues Project so it can run a TV ad linking Barack Obama to 1960s anti-war radical William Ayers and the Weather Underground.

Swift Boat moneymen still trying to shape public policy

By Gary Jacobson   |   July 17, 2008 at 7:54am   |   2 Comments

Four years later, many of the wealthy donors who funded the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth campaign against Democratic presidential candidate John Kerry are still very active in molding public opinion.

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