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Tom Dunning Goes Both Ways

Phil Romano, like several other prominent Dallasites, loves him some Giuliani -- which you can get on a sandwich at Eatzi's.
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Gary Griffith isn't the only local to throw his arms around Rudy Giuliani -- which he did again, by the way, in a campaign missive sent to would-be voters, in which Griffith opens with a hearty, "Dear Fellow Conservative." Other Dallasites tossing their long green at the Giuliani campaign include T. Boone Pickens ($2,100), Eatzi's bossman Phil Romano ($2,300), Robert "Bob's Steak and Chop House" Sambol ($2,300), Rosewood Corp.'s Caroline Hunt ($2,300) and Tex Lezar's widow Merrie Spaeth ($2,300). And, of course, don't forget about Tom Hicks.

In fact, if you'd like to see how Dallas' wealthiest are spreading around their presidential campaign dough, you need go no further than Paul Burka's blog, where yesterday Texas Monthly writers-editors Brian Sweany and Skip Hollandsworth broke it down. Looks like former Dallas mayoral candidate Tom Dunning's hedging his bets -- he gave $1,000 to Barack Obama and $800 to Rudy G. -- while DreamWorks Animation SKG chairman Roger Enrico's giving to...get outtahere...John McCain, which can't make the "SKG" very happy. Funniest observation, though, is about Merrie Spaeth: "If the Swift Boat Veterans for Truth were the cast of Ocean's 11," write the fellas, "she would be Angie Dickinson." --Robert Wilonsky

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