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Bob Perry

CREDIT:

Bob Perry, a longtime donor to Republican causes, has given $7 million since September to American Crossroads, the conservative group the strategist Karl Rove helped start.

Eric Lichtblau and Michael Luo profile rich homebuilder Bob Perry who “has given $7 million since September to American Crossroads, the conservative group Mr. Rove helped start.”

I think it’s pretty obvious that Perry didn’t do this in order to get elected officials to continue subsidizing his business. But it’s a reminder that while there are a lot of issues in this country where a more free market approach would be helpful—and the endless parade of subsidies for suburban homebuilders is one of them—merely voting for candidates who are disposed to say “free markets” a lot is unlikely to produce that result.

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