Perry heading to Iowa
August 9th, 2011
01:58 PM ET
3 years ago

Perry heading to Iowa

(CNN) - Rick Perry will make his first appearance in Iowa as a likely presidential candidate on Sunday, a spokesman for the Texas governor confirmed.

Perry will headline a Lincoln Day Dinner fundraiser for the Black Hawk County Republicans in Waterloo.

The appearance will come on the heels of weekend visits to South Carolina and New Hampshire, two others states that play a major role in selecting the GOP presidential nominee. Perry's staff has indicated he will make his intentions for a presidential run clear at the events on Saturday.

And Perry will be in Iowa one day after the Ames stroll poll, a closely scrutinized test of organizational support in the caucus state that could make or break several GOP candidates.

Perry is not on the straw poll ballot but supporters are waging a write-in effort on his behalf.


Filed under: 2012 • Iowa • Rick Perry
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. ConservaFASCISTS/TEAliban

    The last thing the country needs is another cowboy Texan running this country who favors the TEAliban.

    August 9, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  2. ljjm

    God help us.

    August 9, 2011 02:03 pm at 2:03 pm |
  3. a in austin

    Oh, slick rick – thinks he actually has a chance. Adios Mofo....

    August 9, 2011 02:09 pm at 2:09 pm |
  4. Shirley In California

    NEWSFLASH: Rick Perry will NEVER be POTUS. End of story.

    August 9, 2011 02:24 pm at 2:24 pm |
  5. Bill

    This will be the need the end for that lunatic Bachman.

    August 9, 2011 02:25 pm at 2:25 pm |
  6. Just As I Thought

    If you think DNC/Obambi Character Assination Attacks have been relentless and immoral against Palin and Romney......just wait until they go after Rick Perry, the problem Obambi has is he cannot run on his record......and the DNC knows it....so all they have left is the crap that got him elected to begin with! Ane the Leftist Immoral Media will oblige.

    August 9, 2011 02:31 pm at 2:31 pm |
  7. fayse

    As a native Texan, I can sincerely say that I hope that this would be the Waterloo for Rick Perry. Beware America, this man is a fraud and a Liar. Texas is facing a shortfall of $24billion dollars. There a lot of good things in Texas but, not because of Rick Perry. Check out his college transcripts, his grades are not stellar. He makes George W. Bush look like a genius. The only reason that he keep getting re elected is, because he is part of the "good ole boy gang" that includes, Bush, Rove,Cheney,The Kock brothers and every other corrup multimillionaire you could think of.

    August 9, 2011 02:34 pm at 2:34 pm |
  8. Shirley In California

    @ Done With You All

    with obama in command, I suggest all Americans start stock piling Food and Ammo.

    Since you have posted this hateful comment on several of the websites – and you want a response – here it is. Maybe the FBI should lock you up. It sounds like you are making threats on OUR president and we the people don't want YOU in our society. Please go get yourself some help because you will have at least six more years or our president and there is nothing you can do about it. Psycho.

    August 9, 2011 02:35 pm at 2:35 pm |
  9. Dave

    I hope he says something about what he thinks God's plan is for the historic drought afflicting Texas. Hmmmm, and makes me wonder: Can one pray away God's plan?

    August 9, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  10. Shirley In California

    Correction: I meant of our president.

    August 9, 2011 02:36 pm at 2:36 pm |
  11. Sgt Schultz

    Yee haw...another rightie extremist. As if he is ANY different than the rest of the pack or Bachmann? What difference does it make they are all clones in a trance with the same exact talking points.

    August 9, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  12. Jack

    What's Reverend Perry going to make us do? Get on our knees and thank the Lord for sending him to us? If he is ever elected will I have to say prayers at work? Or collect my pension from a Christian-only pension fund?

    August 9, 2011 02:38 pm at 2:38 pm |
  13. MTATL67

    The man is a separatist. "It's clear the amount of state debt has more than doubled since Perry became governor" Houston Mayor Bill White. Politifact dot com says they rate White's statement as True. Governor Perry took stimulus money and the criticized the stimulus packages him a hypocrite. What about those shady land deals with Doug Jaffe (Horseshoe Bay) and Jaffe's friend and partner Alan Moffatt. These deals have made the Governor of Texas a wealthy man. Governors refused $700 million for education and lays off almost 100,000 teachers, all while agreeing to pay $25 million per year through 2022 to Formula One auto racing (that is f'd up". I bet you the major new organizations will never, ever ask Gov. Perry about these things. All of these disqualify this person from being President.

    August 9, 2011 02:56 pm at 2:56 pm |
  14. indydave

    Fascism, wrapped in a flag and whacking folks over the head with a cross. I sure hope we're not collectively stupid enough to vote for this dunce.

    August 9, 2011 02:57 pm at 2:57 pm |
  15. Claudia, Houston, Tx

    It's the cut, run and sucede governor out of Texas, Rick Perry. I'm proud of our military men and women from Texas who don't cut and run but fight to the end, they are true Americans and don't deserve a leader like Perry.

    August 9, 2011 02:58 pm at 2:58 pm |
  16. NYC REPUB

    I wanna see Perry destroy Romney!!!

    August 9, 2011 02:59 pm at 2:59 pm |
  17. There, I said it

    He has been a 3 Term governor of Texas, they should make him Emperor of Texas, Dictator of the Lone Star for life, and future God of the U.S. Nobody else is in Texas is worthy enough to serve in that public office.

    August 9, 2011 03:00 pm at 3:00 pm |
  18. chris24

    boy, what a surprise!!

    God must have called him and told him to go to iowa.
    what an idiot!

    August 9, 2011 03:01 pm at 3:01 pm |
  19. Rudy NYC

    Gov. Perry's "Response" was a disgrace. I do not see how anyone can fulfill the role of POTUS, while openly supporting one religion over another. Nothing wrong with being religous, but it is unlawful to bring it into the political theater. Besides, anyone who is as morally driven by their religous beliefs as Perry would have nothing at all to do with politics.

    August 9, 2011 03:02 pm at 3:02 pm |
  20. John

    Just how are you Republican are to suppose to make the American People really want to vote for you . Here you have a man that wanted to take the State that He Is GOV of to Secede from the Union. In my book this man Is a trader and should be put In Jail for Treason. Not to be a loud to run for President. Is this how bad the Republican Party have gotten.

    August 9, 2011 03:15 pm at 3:15 pm |
  21. Emily

    I recently read a lot of comments about Perry from Texans responding to another article on this site about him. I have to say people there, who would know the most about him, were very uncomplimentary! And it b others me that he appeared at t he day of prayer event in his capacity as governor. What ever happened to separation of church and state? We don't need another former Texas governor or another fanatical religionist in the White House! I hope he gets trounced!

    August 9, 2011 03:22 pm at 3:22 pm |
  22. diridi

    I hate this idiot, that knows nothing....o.k,

    August 9, 2011 03:23 pm at 3:23 pm |
  23. Sgt. Joe

    How are those prayers for rain workin' for ya, Perry?

    August 9, 2011 03:31 pm at 3:31 pm |
  24. J

    Add another pyscho to the mix!

    August 9, 2011 03:38 pm at 3:38 pm |
  25. jackal & jester

    I don't want this joker anywhere near my state. He is a governor and should be doing his job not hung around the country.

    August 9, 2011 03:39 pm at 3:39 pm |