Fresh off a weekend campaign swing through Iowa. Governor Rick Perry is making a stop in Houston today to raise cash for his presidential bid.
The evening begins with a private reception for sponsors and hosts followed by a private dinner just for sponsors.
The minimum cost to attend is $2,500, which is the legal limit per person.
How much money does his campaign team hope to rake in?
Sources tell me Perry’s campaign will raise about $3 Million during his Houston visit. (A source attending the Wednesday night reception says the figure has been revised up to $4 Million)
That’s not bad for a candidate who joined the GOP presidential primary late.
Perry’s campaign has put together what one national report called, “an impressive roster of bundlers who have each signed up to bring in sums ranging from $50,000 to $500,000.”
One source said the number was “multiples of President Obama’s bundlers.”
This is all positive news for Governor Perry who, according to several major political polls, is leading the pack of GOP hopefuls and closing in on President Barack Obama.