“He’s hosting a steady stream of Republican supplicants in Austin, his would-be organization is stepping up its outreach, and they’re both talking to key early-state operatives and players,” according to Politico.
“Rick Perry is poised to shake up the GOP presidential race.
“As it increasingly appears likely the Texas governor will launch a White House bid, Perry’s ramp-up has become eerily reminiscent of the front porch strategy then-Gov. George W. Bush employed in 1999 at the governor’s mansion ahead of his own presidential run – but at an accelerated pace.
“This week alone, Perry is meeting in the Texas capital with a group of elected officials from Arkansas, then with another later in the week from Tennessee and Georgia. He’s also hosting a group of national donors. Next week, he’s set to sit down with a different set of bundlers.”
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