Perry Makes NH Trip, Feeds 2012 Talk

Thursday, 23 Jun 2011 09:09 AM

By Marti Lotman

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Texas Governor Rick Perry is now scheduled to travel to New Hampshire in October, a change that has pundits speculating about a potential 2012 run, reports the Hill.

The Republican will be the keynote speaker at a fundraising dinner put on by Cornerstone Action, a conservative N.H. group. rick, perry, GOP, 2012

“We reached out to him and we had reached out some time ago, probably at the beginning of May,” Kevin Smith, executive director of Cornerstone, said. “So it was actually before any of the rumors about him being serious about running for president.”

In addition to being home to the first primary contest, New Hampshire is a traditional stop for most presidential candidates.

“I think if he does decide to run, he’d be a great candidate. I think he would only add to the field of the current crop of candidates,” said Smith.

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