From Tampa Bay Times‘ Steve Bousquet, 5/08/2018:
Gov. Rick Scott traveled to Dallas Tuesday for a fund-raiser for his U.S. Senate race, and the host committee is dotted with Republican mega-donors who have Texas-sized political connections.
Some, like Robert Rowling, made fortunes in oil and gas, and he also owns the holding company of Omni Hotels & Resorts. … Jack Furst is a Dallas venture capitalist in oil, gas and real estate, who also teaches college finance courses. Trevor Rees-Jones founded Chief Oil and Gas, a company that struck it rich at fracking, according to a story in D Magazine.