Never before have so many people with so much money run for president

Fifteen White House contenders are being boosted by big-money groups run by their close allies. Most have not yet declared their candidacies but are instead hopscotching the country headlining high-dollar super-PAC fundraisers.

By blessing the groups, the aspirants have given a green light to supporters once wary of such outfits.

“There’s no question that donors are much more comfortable with super PACs,” said Austin Barbour, a Mississippi-based strategist who is running the Opportunity and Freedom PAC, which is backing former Texas governor Rick Perry. “These guys who are worth $100 million or a billion dollars now say, ‘I understand this super-PAC stuff.’ They see that the potential candidates or candidates have a ton of trust and faith in them.”

Washington Post
http://www.washingtonpost.com/politics/why-the-2016-gop-race-may-be-more-like-2012-than-the-party-hoped/2015/04/26/fff662c8-e9f9-11e4-9767-6276fc9b0ada_story.html
4/27/15