Former Gov. Rick Perry stopped paying his staff at his national campaign headquarters in Austin and in early primary and caucus states Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, The Washington Post is reporting.
According to the Post, Perry told his staff on Friday, the day after the first Republican debate, that the money has dried up.
But does the lack of money mean Perry will be the first of the — currently 18 — Republican candidates to drop out of the race? His super-PAC has plenty of money, but since a super-PAC can’t coordinate with a campaign, it had no idea about the cash flow problem at the campaign.
The super-PAC is gearing up to expand its operation, but it’s not clear if that means hiring all those campaign workers.
Either way, Perry said he’s committed to participating in the early caucuses and primaries.
In a poll by NBC/SurveyMonkey, Rick Perry remained at 2 percent support after the debate. The poll showed no one thought he did best in the debate and 2 percent thought he did worst.