These Brothers Are 2015's Top Donors. They're Not The Kochs
The Wilks brothers made their fortunes in oil and gas. Now they're pouring some of it into Ted Cruz's campaign.By Zach Toombs | September 17, 2015
The biggest donors in the early race for the White House weren’t the Koch brothers. But they are brothers — and they too are in the oil and gas business.Together, Farris and Dan Wilks poured $15 million into the campaign in summer 2015. That was more than any single donor. And all of that went to super PACs for Ted Cruz.
They’ve pledge to sink $1 billion into the election through their political network when it’s all said and done. But the Wilks brothers have a decidedly milder persona.