Just 17 days after contributing $100,000 to the Seventh District Congressional Committee, Texas home builder Robert Perry and his wife, Doylene, contributed $50,000 to the Missouri Republican Party, according to a 48-hour report filed Oct. 16 with the Missouri Ethics Commission.
Perry was the largest contributor to the Swift Boat campaign that helped lift George W. Bush to victory over John Kerry in the 2004 presidential election.
This is not the first time the Perrys have donated money to the Missouri GOP.On March 3, 2008, the Perry contributed $100,000 to the Missouri Republican Party which funneled the money through various district committees and eventually into the successful re-election campaign of Lt. Gov. Peter Kinder, and the unsuccessful campaign of attorney general candidate Michael Gibbons.4
The Perrys contributed even more money, $350,000, to former Gov. Matt Blunt's campaign committee in 2007 before Blunt elected not to run for a second term.
Perry contributed $4,450,000 to the Swift Boat campaign in 2004.