I am SO OUTRAGED I am about spitting bullets. Lawmakers who benefit from vaccine mandates, CLEARLY do not have the publics best interest in mind. Perry tied to Merck Perry has ties to Merck and Women in Government. One of the drug company’s three lobbyists in Texas is Mike Toomey, Perry’s former chief of staff. His current chief of staff’s mother-in-law, Texas Republican state Rep. Dianne White Delisi, is a state director for Women in Government. The governor also received $6,000 from Merck’s political action committee during his re-election campaign.