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Texas oil money still priming the pump for Trump


Wealthy Texans, led by a handful of the state’s energy barons, invested $8.5 million in the Trump Victory fund in July, August and September, not far off the $8.8 million Texans contributed the previous three months, according to Federal Election Commission filings over the weekend.

Texas money has played an important part in Donald Trump’s campaign for president. Texans provided nearly 35 percent of the contributions to Trump Victory in the second quarter of the year when the general election fundraising operation was just getting underway.

For the third quarter, Texas accounted for just under 14 percent of all its contributions.

See the top donors to Trump Victory fund here.


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