Texas governor Rick Perry wants to use money left over from his failed presidential bid to form a political action committee.
Perry campaign treasurer Salvatore Purpura sent a letter to the Federal Election Commission asking for guidance on forming a PAC or super PAC. The former would allow Perry to raise up to $5,000 from individual donors or corporations, while super PACs don’t have contribution limits.
Perry dropped out of the race Jan. 19 and endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich. He’s kept a low profile since returning to Texas.
Word of Perry’s inquiry was first reported Thursday by the nonprofit Sunlight Foundation, a Washington group committed to government transparency and accountability.