[Ed. – Steve Mostyn’s connections with the Clintons were extensive. He was also a Democracy Alliance donor. There may be more on him later.]
Steve Mostyn, a Texas trial lawyer and one of the nation’s leading Democratic donors, who spent a fortune in a long effort to turn his reliably red home state blue, died on Wednesday at his home in Houston. He was 46.
The Harris County Institute of Forensic Sciences ruled the death a suicide resulting from a gunshot wound to the head. His wife and fellow lawyer, Amber Mostyn, said his death had come after a “sudden onset and battle with a mental health issue.”
The death jolted Texas politicians in both parties and left Democrats grieving the loss of a friend and wealthy patron who had been at the center of the party’s struggle to wrest power from Republicans. …
Mr. Mostyn also gave two contributions of $1 million each to Priorities USA Action, a Democratic “super PAC” that supported Hillary Clinton’s presidential campaign in 2016, according to the center’s outreach coordinator, Brendan Quinn.