Pro-Rick Perry PAC Raised $5.5 million

Pro-Rick Perry PAC Raised $5.5 million
Wednesday, February 1, 2012 - 1:32am

Wealthy donors and companies, most of them from Texas, poured more than $5 million into an independent Super PAC that tried for a few months to help Rick Perry get elected president.

The federal Make Us Great Again political action committee, co-founded by Texas lobbyist and Perry confidante Mike Toomey, raised $1 million alone from Contran Corporation, the holding company controlled by Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, new disclosures show.

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