Perry forms political action committee called RickPAC

Perry forms political action committee called RickPAC
Texas Tribune

POSTED: Tuesday, August 5, 2014 - 9:42am

UPDATED: Thursday, August 7, 2014 - 4:56pm

Seeking to aid fellow Republicans in the November elections — and perhaps to bolster his own chances for a 2016 presidential run – Gov. Rick Perry has formed a federal political action committee.

RickPAC, as the committee is called, will be able to donate money to the campaigns of Republican congressional candidates around the country. Such organizations are a way for prospective presidential candidates to curry support within their party. Perry, whose disastrous 2012 primary campaign was marred by a series of memorable gaffes, has said that he will be much better prepared if he decides to run for president again in 2016.

According to documents filed with the Federal Election Committee on July 31, RickPAC’s treasurer is Stefan Passantino, head of political law practice at McKenna Long & Aldridge.

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Now Perry can legally hire friends and family members and give them some of that campaign cash! What a great day for Texas and the United States. It time to celebrate legalized corruption! Maybe I should run for office.

RickPAC= buying votes with other people's money.
Yup, you donate to RickPAC & Ricky passes it along to whomever he chooses.
That person is then beholden to Ricky, likely because they have a prearranged agreement.
You help me & I'll help you.
It's called buying votes.
That's how government works.
This is NOT Democracy.
It IS the "good ol' boy" system being perpetuated
It's legal but, unethical
Let each candidate succeed/fail on their own merits.
Ricky wants to prop up weak candidates like himself

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