Hillary's Texas Money Bundler: the rest of the story

Kyle-Anne Shiver & Lee Cary
Since last November, we've tracked presidential campaign fund-raising efforts in and around the heavily-Hispanic, Texas border town of McAllen, Texas. The money trends there have shifted in the last two months.

On November 27, 2007, a piece entitled "Hillary's Texas Money Bundler" focused on Hillary Clinton's remarkable fund-raising success in the 785XX zip code.  Federal Election Commission (FEC) records indicated that Hillary had out-raised Obama $640,000 to $2,086.  Her very successful bundler there was a prominent businessman named Alonzo Cantu.

On May, 31, the spread between Hillary and Obama had become her $1,033,944 to his $96,020.

By July 22, the fund-raising race was between Obama and McCain. The score at that time: Obama, $120,998; McCain, $108.507.

Now, according the FEC reports, Obama has received $152,842, while McCain has climbed to $195,275.

Much speculation surrounds how Hispanic voters, who had supported Hillary Clinton, will vote in November. In the McAllen, Texas area at least, McCain's fund-raising efforts have bumped up considerably in the last two months.  

The name of Alonzo Cantu appears among the donors for neither candidate.
Since last November, we've tracked presidential campaign fund-raising efforts in and around the heavily-Hispanic, Texas border town of McAllen, Texas. The money trends there have shifted in the last two months.

On November 27, 2007, a piece entitled "Hillary's Texas Money Bundler" focused on Hillary Clinton's remarkable fund-raising success in the 785XX zip code.  Federal Election Commission (FEC) records indicated that Hillary had out-raised Obama $640,000 to $2,086.  Her very successful bundler there was a prominent businessman named Alonzo Cantu.

On May, 31, the spread between Hillary and Obama had become her $1,033,944 to his $96,020.

By July 22, the fund-raising race was between Obama and McCain. The score at that time: Obama, $120,998; McCain, $108.507.

Now, according the FEC reports, Obama has received $152,842, while McCain has climbed to $195,275.

Much speculation surrounds how Hispanic voters, who had supported Hillary Clinton, will vote in November. In the McAllen, Texas area at least, McCain's fund-raising efforts have bumped up considerably in the last two months.  

The name of Alonzo Cantu appears among the donors for neither candidate.