Harlan Crow and Texas Republican Donors Give to No Labels 2024 Super PAC

Billionaire Harlan Crow gave $5,000 in June to a super PAC backing the No Labels 2024 presidential plan, one of more than a dozen real estate executives giving to the limitless spending group.

Harlan Crow and Texas Republican Donors Give to No Labels 2024 Super PAC
A No Labels conference of political and business speakers on December 5, 2016 in Washington, D.C. (No Labels)

A super PAC formed by No Labels last year raised $1.5 million in the first six months of 2023, with CEOs and real estate executives providing most of its largest donations, according to a new Federal Election Commission filing.

The super PAC, named No Labels 2024, was formed on Oct. 25, 2022 and did not start raising money until mid-February of this year. The FEC filing is its first of the 2024 election cycle, where No Labels is mounting a potential third-party presidential ticket and spending on ballot access in all 50 states.

The "dark money" group No Labels is planning an April 14, 2024 nominating convention in Dallas, according to its founders. At its formation, the super PAC was named Convention 2024, indicating its spending would back the No Labels presidential ticket plan. It began using the name No Labels 2024 in a January filing.

Billionaire GOP donor Harlan Crow, a benefactor of Supreme Court Justice Clarence Thomas, donated $5,000 to the super PAC on June 12. The Dallas-based real estate mogul had been dubbed a “whale” by No Labels on its fundraising documents, which indicate that he has recruited dozens of donors to the dark money group, according to The New Republic.

Of the super PAC’s 10 largest donors so far this year, seven are individuals based in Texas. The super PAC’s treasurer is Michael Rawlings, a Democrat who was formerly a nonpartisan mayor of Dallas and has joined in supporting the No Labels presidential plan.

Beth Robertson, vice chairman of the Houston, Texas-based Cullen Foundation, donated a total of $75,000 to the super PAC in March and April. Since mid-2017, Robertson has donated $120,000 to the Associated Republicans of Texas Campaign Fund, according to Texas Ethics Commission data. The group funds Republican state legislative candidates while recruiting and training candidates. Over the past decade, Robertson has also donated a total of $138,000 to former state Rep. Joe Straus, a previous speaker of the Texas House of Representatives. Robertson gave $75,000 in 2021 and 2022 to Eva Guzman, a former member of the Texas Supreme Court who ran last year for state attorney general. Since 2004, she has given $38,000 to Texans for Greg Abbott, now the Republican governor, with the last donation made in September 2015.