Meet Farris Wilks' PACs

In 2017, three seemingly unrelated PACs all worked to push for a number of

divisive issues in Texas. In 2018, they're endorsing most of the same candidates for the Texas legislature, and new PACs are emerging, dominated by the same funders.

Why? 

It's pretty simple, actually: Wilks and his brother hold massive stakes in these PACs.

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Below, we will look at the four biggest PACs in aggregate. Named donors below include any major donor ($1,000 or more) to at least two of the four biggest PACs listed above. The numbers presented are aggregated across those four PACs.

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Donations to PACs Jan. 1, 2015 - October 2018

Source: Texas Ethics Commission