Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones donates $500K to Gov. Abbott's campaign

Dallas Cowboys owner Jerry Jones recently made a sizable donation to the reelection campaign

of Texas Gov. Greg Abbott, according to a Bloomberg report published Tuesday.

Jones was one of three prominent business executives that donated $500,000 to Abbott in the final pre-election

, which runs from Sept. 30 to Oct. 29, writes Bloomberg's Shelly Hagan.

 The two other executives named in Hagan's report are Ken Fisher of independent

money management firm Fisher Investments and Midland Energy founder Syed Javaid Anwar.

Citing public political contribution data dating back to 2000,

Hagan reports that Jones' donation to the Texas governor marks the billionaire's largest

 donation to a state-level candidate in at least 22 years.

The Dallas Cowboys owner has a history of large donations to Republican politicians.

he made to former president Donald Trump's inaugural committee in 2017.

"That's how the country should be run but don't f--k with me, alright?"

Jones reportedly told a Palm Beach Post report at the 2020 NFL owners meeting in Fort Lauderdale,

Abbott enters November's election decidedly ahead of his 2022 gubernatorial challenger,

 Democratic candidate Beto O'Rourke of El Paso, Texas.


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