In his bid for the president, Governor Rick Perry has attacked the Troubled Asset Relief Program numerous times; calling it an “unprecedented assault on free markets.” However, The Dallas Morning News reports that the very bank Perry designated for his campaign finances received more than $87 million in TARP money. That same bank, PlainsCapital, is ran by some of the largest and wealthiest Perry supporters in Texas.
Huffines, his three brothers and their father have contributed $467,000 to Perry campaigns, state records show. Huffines accounted for $32,000 of the total. He has also contributed $8,700 for campaign events.