Americans for Rick Perry, a so-called Super PAC that is permitted to raise and spend unlimited amounts of money in support of a Rick Perry presidential bid but is unaffiliated with the candidate and is legally barred from coordinating its activities with his campaign, raised $193,000 in the last 10 days of June, according to a July 29 filing with the Federal Election Commission.
The largest donor during that period was Dallas billionaire Harold Simmons, who contributed $100,000. (Disclosure: Mr. Simmons is a major donor to The Texas Tribune.) Houston-based Dealer Computer Services gave $50,000, while Cypress-based Withers Energy Group gave $25,000. Other donors listed were Wareing and Company of Houston, which contributed $10,000, and three individuals with Houston addresses: Johnny Baker, president of John H. Baker Interests, $5,000; James H. Greer, director/president of James H. Greer Interests Inc., $2,000; and John S. Arnoldy, manager at D-Cok LP, $1,000.
Through the end of June, according to the filing, the PAC had only spent $17,243.28, leaving it with $175,756.72 cash on hand.