Iowa Governor Thinks Rick Perry Is Running

Texas governor drops yet another hint that he's in for 2012
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 16, 2011 3:53 PM CDT
Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks aboard the USS Midway in San Diego last month.   (AP Photo/Gregory Bull, File)
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(Newser) – In the for-what-it's-worth department: Iowa's governor says he's pretty sure that Rick Perry will join the 2012 race for president. "I get the definite impression he's very likely to run," Terry Branstad tells the AP. Perry called his fellow Republican governor yesterday, saying that his family wants him to run and that he will likely visit Iowa soon. The Texas governor has been making a blitz of phone calls of late to potential donors and advisers. "I think he becomes a significant factor if he becomes a candidate," says Branstad. The assessment is a common one.

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