Mississippi-based Perry fundraiser Henry Barbour, a nephew of Mississippi Gov. Haley Barbour, is raising money for the campaign, not the independent Make Us Great Again PAC. But he sees the new super PACs as powerful forces.
“You can do a lot with $55 million,” said Barbour. “You’re talking about having real impact in early states. It translates into helping promote the image of Gov. Perry or promoting the strengths of their candidate and expose the weaknesses of their opposition. It can be powerful if it’s done right.”