Texans for Lawsuit Reform (TLR) PAC raised a record $6.9 million in the 2010 election cycle with help from its No. 1 donor: nuclear-waste kingpin Harold Simmons. To reduce the cost of negligently harming other people, the PAC took 12 cents of every dollar it raised from Simmons. Not coincidentally, this billionaire is imposing unprecedented liabilities on Texans by importing staggering volumes of toxic and radioactive waste into West Texas.
Lobby Watch also finds that many of TLR's biggest new donors are righteously litigious dudes.
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