As his 14 years in office come to a close, Gov. Rick Perry is dramatically stepping up his outreach to those who could influence a 2016 presidential campaign that he has insisted would be the antithesis of his ill-fated bid three years ago.
If he opts to run for president again, Gov.Rick Perry wants to ensure that his entry into the field bears little resemblance to 2011, when he jumped into the Republican presidential primaries with little preparation or forethought.
Fifteen Republican potential presidential candidates are on Iowans' radar, ranked here by their events in Iowa since the 2012 elections. Also presented: their support in an Oct. 1-7 Des Moines Register/Bloomberg Politics Iowa Poll. The poll results show that a greater volume of appearances doesn't necessarily signal greater support.
Only six days after the Nov. 4 midterm elections, Texas governor and possible 2016 Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry was back in the Granite State, passing through Keene State College Monday for an event sponsored by the Keene State College Student Republicans and the American Democracy Project.
AYNOR — Texas Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday he’ll make a decision whether to seek the 2016 Republican presidential nomination early next summer, but many of those who saw him in Horry County thought he already has.