Skip to comments.Super PAC backing Rick Perry to spend $55 million to beat rivals, documents reveal
Posted on 09/06/2011 10:25:55 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner
The new super PAC backing Rick Perry has drawn up plans to spend $55 million as part of an ambitious campaign strategy aimed at blowing away the Texas governor's rivals in early primary states and securing him the Republican nomination by next spring, according to internal committee documents obtained by NBC News.
The documents underscore the central role that such super PACs or super political action committees unconstrained by any limits on how much they can collect from wealthy donors and corporations will play in the 2012 presidential election.
They also show that the strategists behind the new Perry super PAC, led by a longtime Perry confidant and backed with infusions of cash from major Perry donors, are preparing to mount a full service political operation complete with TV advertising, direct mail and social media outreach.
If it realizes its goals, the super PAC which calls itself "Make Us Great Again" will likely eclipse the financial operations of Perry's official presidential campaign committee, according to some Republican consultants.
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BTW, he's sprung a leak in his campaign.
I’ll bet Perry and his moderate-to-liberal moneyed backers are thinking that by putting this out there, that it is some sort of effective “shot across the bow” statement that will work to keep Governor Palin out of the race.
If they do, they don’t know our Governor Palin now do they?!
Clean up your own corrupt political whorehouse Leftist clown posse before having the arrogance to lecture us.
But that the real truth isn't it? You all are not worried about "crony capitalism" you just want the Right to be politically disarmed so your idol Present-ident 0 can keep his job.
Wasn’t it the Democrats who wrote those campaign finance laws?
Anyway, we all knew that Perry was carrying a “for sale” sign.
The GOP ruling-class anointed him long before the first primary vote was cast.
It ain't gonna happen again.
55 million. Oblama expects to raise 1 billion.
Just who is the crony capitalist here.
I’m so tired of the phrase “Super Pac”. As if the term PAC wasn’t enough. Next thing you know, there will be “Super Duper Pacs”.
It’s a good thing Sarah Palin doesn’t have a PAC, since apparently now it’s really a bad, anti-conservative thing to give money to support a candidate you like.
“It is a point that the Make Us Great Again strategists are emphasizing in courting wealthy donors.”
WHO SHOULD they ask money from????? People on welfare?
Scott Toomey apparently is in an organization which advocates Tort Reform. Since Frivilous Lawsuits are contributory towards needless business loses and since tort reform was an accomplishment of the Perry Administration, this is a plus, no?
You don’t know what you are talking about! SuperPAC and a regular PAC are not the same thing. SuperPACs can get almost unlimitless funds from corporations and high-dollar donors - PAC just receive personal contributions. Btw show us what interest groups or corporation donated to SarahPAC?
I’m not sure that corporations exercising their constitutional rights is quite the same thing as “crony capitalism”. Most likely, these corporations, if they win, will try to push an agenda of deregulation, tort reform, lower corporate taxes....that sort of thing, ie, the sort of thing that creates real jobs, and real economic growth.
I wouldn’t think that any conservative capitalist would be too worried about that agenda.
Perry's owned lock, stock and cowboy hat. Who is going to get payback?
Perry should campaign in a NASCAR jumpsuit with the names of all his donors plastered on it.
You're right *on the money* and dead bang accurate with your comments!
It ain't gonna happen again.
RUN SARAH RUN! She's the only one thoroughly vetted and she's squeaky clean honest, as proved by the searching of over 26,000 of her emails.
Just how would the others stand up to that same scrutiny?
Note that they expect the nomination to be complete by March 24.
That is less than 7 full months from today.
I know that most of the posters on this thread think that it is a done deal that Palin is going to stomp everyone (and if you are skeptical of that, then you are a naive fool, or worse...a liberal).
Palin might well run. She might even do ok.
But in any event, it is going to be a short campaign because this is going to be over pretty fast. Once those primaries start hitting in the New Year, it’s going to be over soon. So the idea that any other candidate has months and months to consider, plan, and roll out a campaign is simply not living in the real world (at least not the real world of the GOP primary....).
It’s all going to be over in about 200 days.
“Ill bet Perry and his moderate-to-liberal moneyed backers are thinking that by putting this out there, that it is some sort of effective shot across the bow statement that will work to keep Governor Palin out of the race.
If they do, they dont know our Governor Palin now do they?”
I like Sarah Palin. I’d be happy to have her in the race and would vote for her for the Presidency if she were to win the primary vote. That said, just how can you say “they don’t know our Governor Palin now do they?” She has a very thin record when you consider her to be our President. She ran with McLame, a discredited candidate, and she’s hustled some of the RINOs that I would personally like to see removed from office, and she resigned her governorship in mid-term ( something she surely could not do as our President). So please enlighten the rest of us as to just “what you know “ about “our Sarah Palin!”
Sarah did not require of them one thin dime to state she wanted to abolish 'corporate taxes'... We really cannot itch about the political system if we continue to play the games that give some animals more equality than the rest. AND what good is Perry's word now if less than a year ago he declared publicly he was not going to run for the office of president.
Let me guess who’s on the list: Norman Adams of Adams Insurance Service (insuring contractors -illegals),Dr. Steven Hotze menopause doctor, Bob Perry of Perry homes another alien-hugger.....etc.
Run Sara run!
Perry is not requiring anything here from these folks...and I say “it’s about time” that corporations started spending some money to protect their (ie, our) freedom. Unions do it all the time. Corporations now have the freedom to advocate; good for them to do so.
As for Palin, good for her. If she runs, she can advocate that position. We’ll if that happens. A lot of people advocate that same position free of charge, as well.
As for Perry changing his mind, so what? This time last year, it looked like Christie, Paul Ryan, Huckabee, Mitch Daniels, Barbour and many others would duke it out for the nomination. They all passed. No one else was standing up to be the alternative to Romney.
It would have been far worse for the country if Romney had run unopposed. So far, Perry is the only one who has had the guts to actually get in the race against Romney and all of HIS money.
Will that change? Maybe.
But maybe not. When Palin announces, if she does, then we will have a second alternative to Romney.
Till then, Perry is the only alternative. And at least there is one.