Bob and Jane Cull's house in Texas was built by one of the most powerful and politically connected homebuilders in the country — and it was defective.
Homebuilder Contributions To Texas Officials
A look at homebuilder donations to Texas lawmakers and top officials from June 2005 to June 2008, including the percentage from powerful Houston homebuilder Bob Perry.
|Bob Perry's Share
Of Homebuilder Total
|Gov. Rick Perry||$649,218||$361,799||56%|
|Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst||$537,882||$410,000||76%|
Texas homebuilders are rallying to save a state commission created to handle buyers' complaints. Homebuyers say the process is stacked in the builders' favor — and two state reports agree. Now the Legislature is considering whether to abolish the panel.