|Name and Profile||Amount|
|1|| Enron Corporation, Houston
Enron is one of the country's No. 1 buyer and seller of natural gas with power plant and pipeline projects in Argentina, China and Puerto Rico. Enron is a top soft money donor to the Republican party. Enron's chief executive officer, Kenneth L. Lay, who served on President Bush's Export Council from 1991 to 1993, is a Bush fundraiser as is his predecessor Richard Kinder.
|2||MBNA Corporation, Wilmington, Delaware||$369,691|
|3|| Sanchez family,
A.R. "Tony" Sanchez Jr. and his family own large shares of International Bank of Commerce, a chain of banks based in Laredo, Texas, that was founded by his father in 1966. Sanchez is also chairman and chief executive officer of Sanchez-O'Brien Oil and Gas, a natural gas supplier he started in 1973. Governor Bush appointed Sanchez to the University of Texas Board of Regents.
|4|| Vinson & Elkins
Vinson & Elkins is one of Texas' largest law firms with 600 lawyers on three continents. Joe B. Allen, Thoman P. Marinis, Robert H. Wilden Jr., three partners in the firm's Houston office are Pioneers, a group of fundraisers for Bush's presidential campaign who pledged to raise $100,000. The firm represents Enron and Columbia/HCA Healthcare Corporation.
|5|| Hicks, Muse, Tate & Furst Incorporated, Dallas
Hicks, Muse is a leverage buyout firm that owns Chancellor Media, the nation's 2nd largest chain of radio stations. Its founder and Chairman is Thomas O. Hicks. Hicks owns the Texas Rangers baseball team, which he bought from Bush and his partners in 1998. He is also the Chairman of the University of Texas Management Company, which manages the assets of the state's public universities.
|6|| Bass family, Forth Worth, Texas
The Bass brothers inherited their millions from grand uncle Sid Richardson, a Texas wildcatter. Robert and Lee Bass joined President Bush's Team 100, a group of $100,000 donors to the RNC. The family agreed to finance Harken Energy's drilling in Bahrain in 1990 when George W. Bush was a Harken director. In 1995, Bush appointed Lee Bass Chairman of the Texas Parks and Wildlife Commission.
|7|| The Sterling Group, Houston
Sterling is a merchant bank that buys up ailing chemical companies. Petrochemical executives Gordon Cain and Frank Hevrdjes created it in 1987. Toxic emissions from the Texas City plant of one of its subsidiaries, Sterling Chemical, has sent nearby residents to the emergency room more than once. Sterling Chemical president J. Virgil Waggoner has been a top donor to both the Governor and his father.
|8||Bank of America Corporation, Charlotte, North Carolina||$237,000|
|9|| Farmers Insurance Group, Inc., Los Angeles
Founded in 1928, Farmers Insurance Group is the nation's third largest seller of homeowners and automobile insurance. The company operates in 31 states including Texas. In 1995, Farmers Insurance contributed $50,000 to Gov. Bush's Inaugural. Since then, the company has seen its profits grow in the wake of Bush-backed legislation to restrict personal injury law suits.
|10|| Pilgrim's Pride Corporation/Lonnie Pilgrim,
Pilgrim's Pride is the nation's fourth largest poultry producer. Lonnie "Bo" Pilgrim, now the company's Senior Chairman, started the company with his brother Aubrey in 1946. Over the last decade, Pilgrim's Pride has been fined more than $500,000 for pollution violations. In 1989, he gave out $10,000 checks on the floor of the state Capitol while lobbying lawmakers on workers compensation reform.
|11|| Sam M. and Charles J.
Wyly, Jr., Dallas
Brothers Sam and Charles Wyly oversee a sprawling empire that includes: Maverick Capital Ltd., an investment fund, Sterling Software, a computer software company based in Dallas, Texas, Michaels Stores, Inc., the nation's largest arts and crafts retailer, and GreenMountain.com Company, a marketer of electricity from environmentally friendly sources. Both were members of President Bush's Team 100.
|12||Arter & Hadden L.L.P./Thomas G. Loeffler, Cleveland||$221,050|
|13||Andersen Worldwide, Chicago||$220,575|
|14||Baker & Botts, Houston||$210,621|
|15||Locke, Liddell & Sapp, Dallas||$184,867|
|16||Union Pacific Corporation, Omaha, Nebraska||$183,600|
|17||Denitech Corporation, Irving, Texas/Dennis Berman||$177,500|
|18||Jenkens & Gilchrist, Dallas||$176,550|
|19||Beecherl family, Dallas||$169,000|
|20||Peter and Edith Jones O’Donnell, Dallas||$158,000|
|21||Anheuser-Busch Companies, Inc., St. Louis||$152,500|
|22||Texas Utilities Company, Dallas||$151,549|
|23||Robert McNair and family, Houston/ Cogen Technologies||$149,000|
|24||Crescent Real Estate Equities Company, Fort Worth, Texas||$146,500|
|25||Hixon Properties, Inc., San Antonio, Texas/ George Hixon||$141,000|
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