Perry hoping to set up Super PAC

Texas Gov. Rick Perry is hoping to use money left over from his presidential campaign to help other candidates.

Perry’s campaign sent a request to the Federal Election Commission asking if he could turn his campaign into a political action committee or even possibly a so-called super PAC, a recently created type of political interest group. The request was released Thursday.

Perry dropped out of the Republican nomination race on Jan. 19, just before the South Carolina primary. He endorsed former House Speaker Newt Gingrich.

He was one of the strongest fundraisers in the race, bringing in the most money of any candidate in the third quarter despite only joining the race half way through that period. His fundraising sank once he dropped in polls, but odds are that he could bring in significant amounts of money to boost other Republican candidates.

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