posted at 06:50
Author Name: Hunter Walker
Rick Perry Is Getting Ready To Run For President
Texas Gov. Rick Perry is reportedly wooing influential donors as he begins building the organization for a potential 2016 White House bid. According to Politico, Perry plans to meet with hundreds of key GOP donors, operatives, and party officials next month. These sitdowns will begin next week with meals at the governor's mansion in Austin and policy briefings at the office of Perry's top campaign advisor, Jeff Miller. Perry will need to convince donors he is a viable option after his 2012 presidential bid ended early following disastrous debate performances and disappointing fundraising. Perry has blamed a lack of preparation and back surgery he had just prior to the campaign for his poor showing that year. With his donor outreach underway, Perry joins three other Republicans, Sen. Rand Paul, former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee, and Sen. Ted Cruz, who have taken serious steps towards launching 2016 campaigns. Politico spoke to several donors who expressed hesitancy about backing Perry in 2016. "I admire Perry, but my first commitment is to Jeb Bush," they said.

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