David Maly, Texas Tribune http://kut.org en Red River Rivalry Fundraising a Growing Trend http://kut.org/post/red-river-rivalry-fundraising-growing-trend <p><span style="color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; line-height: 1.35; ">More than 30 Texas legislators are hoping to cash in on the big Longhorn-Sooner rivalry game this weekend in Dallas, but they&#39;re not relying on bookies or their betting prowess.</span></p><p style="box-sizing: border-box; margin-bottom: 1em; padding: 0px; line-height: 1.35; color: rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: Georgia, Times, serif; font-size: 15px; ">The annual&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; ">SBC Red River Rivalry football game between the&nbsp;<span style="box-sizing: border-box; ">University of Texas and Oklahoma University is</span></span>&nbsp;increasingly becoming a fundraising hotspot for lawmakers in both parties, who can rely on plenty of deep-pocketed donors to be in Dallas for the game-day festivities.&nbsp;While most of the legislators holding fundraisers represent districts in the Dallas area, recently more lawmakers from across the state, like state Reps.&nbsp;<a data-tooltip="/directory/ken-king/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/ken-king/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144); ">Ken King</a>, R-Canadian, and<a data-tooltip="/directory/todd-hunter/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/todd-hunter/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144); ">Todd</a><a data-tooltip="/directory/todd-hunter/quicklook/" href="http://www.texastribune.org/directory/todd-hunter/" style="box-sizing: border-box; color: rgb(0, 137, 144); "> Hunter</a>, R-Corpus Christi, are going to Dallas hoping to score big financially at the Cotton Bowl.</p><p> Wed, 09 Oct 2013 18:29:22 +0000 David Maly, Texas Tribune 8894 at http://kut.org Red River Rivalry Fundraising a Growing Trend