One other potential fundraising blow got here final week when Perry’s low nationwide polling numbers stored him off the prime-time debate stage, which reached 24 million Fox Information viewers.
Perry has spent more time than any White House hopeful in Iowa, which opens presidential primary voting, and has frequently visited New Hampshire and South Carolina, sites of the next two primaries.
Perry’s campaign staff is running on faith and fumes. She’s represented Republican campaigns and super PACs in the past, and says current campaign finance limits are unrealistic for modern presidential campaigns.
Yet reports on Tuesday of Perry’s money troubles prompted a longtime friend of the former governor to give the super PACs $100,000, Barbour said, declining to name the contributor. He advised Perry to “stay in volunteers’ homes, let volunteers drive [you] around”.
A third super PAC, created in July, collected another $4 million from a single donor, according to CNN. “We’re building Perry’s Iowa team”. For example, during the 2012 campaign, former Sen.
How that might affect Perry’s bid remains unclear, but “there’s no way to spin this that’s positive”, Texas Republican strategist Matt Mackowiak told the National Journal.
The most significant challenge that Perry’s cash shortage presents in the short-term may be psychological. “There are enough candidates headed in the right direction that donors might be hesitant”, Mackowiak said.
The tremendous PACs must wait 120 days to convey aboard anybody at present with the Perry marketing campaign.
Perry actually has about $17 million in support, but it’s locked up in super PACs that are not allowed to coordinate directly with his campaign. His fundraising efforts have completely tanked, only bringing in $1.1 million in the second quarter of 2015.
For Perry, that four-year period speaks to just how important timing – and performing – are on the presidential level. Trump criticized Perry on immigration, saying Perry as governor did a “lousy job on the border”.
And the Texas governor is far from the only candidate with financial problems. And former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush has an enormous tremendous PAC prepared to assist him with voter outreach.
“Perry is the first candidate that is in this situation, but he’s certainly not going to be the last”, Mackowiak said. Rick Santorum (R-Pennsylvania) is in even worse shape than Perry.