September 6, 2011

Perry Super PAC to Spend $55 Million on Primary Campaign

MSNBC has the scoop:

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.

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.

“The super PAC will probably outspend the legal presidential deal,” said Scott Reed, a veteran GOP strategist. “Look, these super PACs have changed the way presidential campaigns are run.”

The internal documents outlining the group’s plans were distributed within the last week to some Perry supporters and campaign consultants; a source with access shared them with NBC News.

Full story here.

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15 Responses to “Perry Super PAC to Spend $55 Million on Primary Campaign”

  1. Firecracker (Romney/West) Says:

    If Perry has no coherent message to offer voters, this SuperPac is going to be pointless.

  2. Jerald Says:

    This SuperPac is probably going to be down right nasty…

  3. Jerry Says:

    ITS going to take that amount and more to defend his sorry record..

  4. ccr Says:

    Well, let’s see……..from Perry’s prior history, the PAC will be looking for “deals” if they can get him elected POTUS just like he did as Gov. of TX. Crony capitalism just like Obama!

  5. casuist Says:

    If Perry has no coherent message to offer voters, this SuperPac is going to be pointless.

    Growth, jobs, and entitlement reform, all grounded in a record of pro-growth policies in a prosperous state. This is not merely coherent, it’s compelling, and far more compelling that Romney’s 99 proposal powerpoint slide presentation on jobs when he failed to deliver jobs as governor.

    Mitt Romney’s jobs record worse than Michael Dukakis’

    Read more: http://dailycaller.com/2011/09/05/mitt-romney%e2%80%99s-jobs-record-worse-than-michael-dukakis%e2%80%99/#ixzz1XBpJfAti

    Oh, SNAP!

  6. Dave Says:

    Perry’s not going away, but he’s not going to be coronated either. He’s going to have a fight on his hands. Those of us who demand excellence in our candidates have our work cut out for us, but nobody ever said that saving the country would be easy.

    If Mitt brings Perry down, it will be a triumph of substance over mediocrity.

  7. Rightgal. Says:

    So, who are the donors to Perry’s superpac. When do we get THAT list?

  8. Franklin Says:

    “To be fair, some GOP candidates, they also raise mammoth amounts of cash,” Ms. Palin said. “What, if anything, do their donors expect for their investments?”

  9. Case Says:

    I am guessing the job of the PAC will be to scream the opponents weaknesses so loud that the focus will stay off of Perry…. sort of what casusit and Perry/Bachman do every day.

  10. Win M. Says:

    #8 – Good for Palin for raising those questions. I hope she keeps after tit-for-tat political corruption.

  11. Texas Conservative Says:

    Wait, I thought Romney was the money guy. This should be worrisome to the Romney camp.

  12. Conservative Gladiator Says:

    Socon evangelical money…that’s what this is. Plain and simple.

  13. CraigS Says:

    Casuist
    You are reasonably articulate. I will give you that. But, your ability to properly coherently connect multisybillic words masks a seeming black hole within which reside an endless litany of illogical campaign slogans ill connected and free to amble around without any underpinnings of conscious relevance. You know, I think, although maybe you don’t, that state job growth percentages, used as comparatives, are wildly irrelevant, if not totally misleading.. Dates are different. Economies are different. State politics are different. National economics are different. A state with a high employment rate can add a few percentage points at best. A state with employment in the dumpster can add a lot in a boom year, particularly if external funds are priming the pump. So, to compare Massachusetts from 1992 to 1996 with a Democratic Legislature to Texas from 2000 to 2011, with a Republican legaislature, is truly apples and oranges…..and you well know it, unless you are dumber than I think. Further, Perry’s job rate has only been 1/3 of George Bush’s rate…so if there was any “Job Governor “, it was George Bush in 2000……………not Perry Potter in 2011

    CraigS

  14. Perry/Bachmann for 2012! Says:

    Perry Super PAC to Spend $55 Million on Primary Campaign

    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.

    Woo-hoo! :)!

  15. ogrepete Says:

    He’s been in the race a month and people have already lined up $55 million to support him in the PRIMARY? Sounds like some folks are willing to put their money where their mouth is. A lot of folks, actually.

    Romney’s worth $250 million. Do you really think he’s going to feel like he OWES somebody dropping $1 million into a Super PAC for him?

    Rick Perry, on the other hand, is worth $10 million or so? (guessing here)

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