Outside of Texas, Dr. James Leininger is a relatively unknown multi-millionaire. Inside the state he's known as the "Sugar Daddy" of the religious right.
These days, the emergence of Texas Governor Rick Perry as the frontrunner for the Republican Party's presidential nomination must be warming the cockles of Dr. James Leininger's heart.
Rick Perry, with James Leininger and wife Ceceile --->
Who is Dr. James Leininger, and why is he considered one of the Texas Governor's "most stalwart helpmates"?
A recent piece in The Texas Tribune described him as being "Well known to the state's political class," who "rose to political prominence for his work promoting school vouchers, the campaign to ban same-sex marriage in Texas and his sizable financial contributions to Perry and other conservative political candidates. Read more;