Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Just hours after speaking at a major conservative conference in South Carolina, Texas Gov. Rick Perry will meet and greet voters in New Hampshire.
CNN has confirmed that Perry, who appears to be moving closer and closer to a run for the Republican presidential nomination, will attend a house party at the home of GOP state representative Pam Tucker. The deputy speaker of the New Hampshire House of Representatives was one of a group of Granite State lawmakers and GOP activists to travel to Texas last week to meet with the governor and encourage him to make a bid for the White House.
Former New Hampshire GOP Chair Paul Young, who organized the trip to Austin, said everyone in the group advised Perry to make his decision soon and asked him to put visiting the first-in-the-nation primary state high on his agenda.
"We are very excited that the governor has accepted our invitation to come up and meet some of the voters first hand in New Hampshire," Tucker told CNN Monday.
Tucker, who was first elected to the state house in 2008, said she's uncommitted right now in the battle for the GOP presidential nomination.
Tucker says Perry will speak at her home, in Greenland, New Hampshire, during the 5 p.m. ET hour Saturday. About four hours earlier Perry addresses the RedState Gathering in Charleston, South Carolina, a conservative conference featuring appearances by Gov. Nikki Haley and Sen. Jim DeMint. Perry is also set to meet privately with dozens of grassroots Republican activists when he visits South Carolina, which holds the first southern primary in the race for the White House.
News of the Perry visit to New Hampshire was first reported by the New Hampshire Union Leader.
– CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report