The Illinois Republican resigned from Congress on March 31.
His fundraising total represents a significant drop from his debut in the 2012 race.
Candidate reports $362 million in income last year.
Hillary Clinton and Sen. Bernie Sanders are beating him handily in the money race.
The House majority whip has hauled in $3.6 million this year.
She now has $3 million in cash-on-hand.
The haul puts Perry right in the mix with other GOP candidates.
The figure will likely dwarf the rest of the field.
Illinois is a key battleground in the fight for control of the Senate.
Her fundraising total lags behind two other GOP presidential hopefuls.