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Clayton Williams
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    (October 8, 1931-February 14, 2020)
    Born in Alpine, Texas
    Had interests in oil, natural gas, ranching, banking and telecommunications
    Founded Clayton Williams Energy and ClayDesta Communications
    Republican nominee for Governor of Texas (1990)
    Lost to Ann Richards
    He was nicknamed 'Claytie.'
    He admitted to patronizing prostitutes as a young man, claiming it was a normal part of growing up in west Texas.
    He was rumored to have held 'honey hunts' at his ranch, where prostitutes were hidden on the grounds for guests to find.
    He did not pay taxes in 1986. (Richards' response: 'He said it was a bad year. It was a bad year for a lot of Texans in 1986. I paid my taxes in 1986.')
    He managed to blow a 20-point lead against Richards, mostly by opening his mouth and sticking his foot in.
    In his most notorious remark, he likened the bad weather at a rally to rape, adding 'If it's inevitable, just lie back and enjoy it.'
    John McCain cancelled a 2008 fundraiser at Williams' home after the rape comments resurfaced. (Although McCain did keep the $300,000 Williams had previously raised for the campaign.)
    He donated a lot of money to his alma mater, Texas A&M.
    Upon his defeat, he told supporters, 'I've got some good news and some bad news. The bad news is that we lost. The good news is that it is not the end of the world.'
    When he was asked if he would run again, he replied, 'I may be an Aggie, but I am not crazy.'

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