Group supporting Perry aims to raise $55 million Staff
Posted: Sep 06, 2011 11:24 AM

Washington (CNN) - A new super political action committee backing Texas Gov. Rick Perry is aiming to spend $55 million through next spring to help him gain the Republican presidential nomination, a source familiar with the group's plans confirmed.

That amount will probably eclipse what the Perry campaign itself is able to spend in that period, the source said.

The SuperPAC, called "Make Us Great Again," is being run by one of Perry's former key aides.