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Texas grant recipients gave to Republican Gov. Perry

By Jim Forsyth
SAN ANTONIO, Texas | Thu Oct 13, 2011 6:00am BST

Oct 13 (Reuters) – Businesses that won grants from a Texas economic development fund contributed $7 million to Governor Rick Perry and the Republican Governors Association, which supports him, a report by a watchdog group said on Thursday.

Many companies that received Enterprise Fund funding did not meet their job goals, the watchdog group said.

Motiva Enterprises, a joint venture of Royal Dutch Shell’s (RDSa.L) U.S. unit and Saudi Refining Inc., received $2 million from the Enterprise Fund in 2006, promising to create 300 refinery jobs in the Houston area by the end of 2010. read more

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