Texas governor Rick Perry
CLEAR LAKE, Iowa–Texas Governor Rick Perry, a 2012 Republican presidential candidate, plans a return trip to Iowa in July. The Cerro County GOP announced Perry will spend two days in north Iowa July 19th and 20th.
Chairman Gabriel Haugland said in an email, “I am so pleased that Gov. Perry is coming back to north Iowa to meet with local Republicans again and share his vision for a more prosperous Nation. It’s no secret that under Governor Perry, Texas’ economic growth has exploded and it is clear to all Americans that Republican governors like Rick Perry and Terry Branstad are providing the best quality of life for their constituents.”
The release also includes this itinerary for Perry:
Perry will participate in the North Iowa Conservatives Event (N.I.C.E.) on July 19th at 5pm in Algona High School Commons and will then headline a BBQ fundraiser for the Cerro Gordo County GOP from 3-5pm on the grounds of the Mason City Airport on the afternoon of July 20th. He will also have lunch with local military Veterans, EMS personnel, first responders, and law enforcement members in Clear Lake on July 20th.
Perry’s trip announcement comes during a weekend where three other possible presidential candidates spoke to delegates of the Republican Party of Iowa’s state convention Saturday in Des Moines. Kentucky Senator Rand Paul, Louisiana Governor Bobby Jindal and former Pennsylvania Senator Rick Santorum took turns at the podium. All have planned return trips to Iowa in August.