Perry can convert his leftover primary funds to a committee, the FEC ruled, and it can also donate those funds to Perry's Texas gubernatorial campaign, Texans for Rick Perry, if Texas law permits.

However, the commission did not come to agreement over the governor’s request to use his general-election funds for either of these purposes.

The Perry campaign sent out letters asking donors to agree to re-designate their general campaign funds raised to remain in the committee’s account. Almost $30,000 worth from donors had accepted the re-designation, while $100,000 had asked for refunds.

Perry, who ended his GOP presidential candidacy in January, has $675,000 in primary funds and $270,000 in general campaign funds in his accounts, according to his FEC reports.