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Politics / CAMPAIGN 2012

Perry To New Hampshire In October

Texas Gov. Rick Perry on Election Night.(Ben Sklar/Getty Images)

June 22, 2011

As he continues to mull a White House bid, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has committed to heading to the Granite State in October, further fueling speculation the Republican is inching toward a national run.

Perry will be the keynote speaker at Cornerstone Action's annual gala in New Hampshire, according to a release form the group issued Wednesday. The dinner and awards banquet is slated for October 28th at the Radisson Hotel and Convention Center in Manchester.

"Governor Perry has been a model example of both fiscal and social conservative leadership for the rest of the nation. Not to mention, he has also overseen the most robust economy of any state over the last decade," said Cornerstone Action Executive Director Kevin Smith in the release. "We are honored to welcome this proud Texan to the Live Free of Die state for what will no doubt be a great evening."

Smith is a major player in New Hampshire GOP politics. In 2010, former Sen. Rick Santorum, R.-Pa., and businessman Herman Cain were the keynote speakers at the organization's dinner.

Perry's chief strategist Dave Carney recently indicated Perry is about 50-50 on a presidential run and is weeks away from making a decision.




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