Tom Hicks to Host Rubio Fundraiser in Dallas
Republican presidential candidate Marco Rubio will be traveling to Texas right after New Years to attend a high-dollar fundraiser in support of his campaign for president.
The $1000-$2700 per plate fundraiser will be held at the home of Dallas businessman and former Texas Rangers owner, Tom Hicks, according to an invitation obtained by Jewish Insider.
In June 1998, Hicks bought the Texas Rangers of Major League Baseball’s American League from George W. Bush, the brother of Rubio’s rival Jeb Bush.
Hicks hosted a similar fundraiser for Senator Ted Cruz’s presidential campaign in April. Ironically, Cruz skipped a Senate vote on opposition to the confirmation of Attorney General Loretta Lync’s nomination in order to attend the fundraiser.
Jewish donors listed as hosts include Nathan Mitzner, Eric Axel, Eric Green and David Veeder.
Harlan Crow, who owns two paintings by Hitler and a signed copy of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf,” among other historical items displayed at his home in Dallas, Texas, is also listed as a host. Rubio recently came under fire for attending a fundraiser at Crow’s residence on the Eve of Yom Kippur. “It is astounding that the presence of these items that represent horror for millions of Jews the world over would not stop Rubio or anyone on his team in their tracks when planning this event,” DNC Chairwoman Debbi Wasserman Schultz said at the time. Rubio pushed back, saying anyone who knows Crow understands he’s not a Nazi sympathizer.