Gray Court, South Carolina (CNN) - Rick Perry's trip to South Carolina Tuesday will include a meeting with the state's governor, Nikki Haley.
CNN confirmed Monday evening that Perry will also meet with Jim DeMint, an influential Republican senator from the Palmetto State.
In a statement, Haley's spokesman confirmed the meeting between the Texas and South Carolina governors.
"Governor Haley welcomes each candidate to South Carolina, and she looks forward to meeting with Governor Perry to catch up," Rob Godfrey said.
Haley, a Republican, is currently serving her first term as governor of South Carolina. She was the first woman elected to the post.
She hasn't publically endorsed a candidate in 2012 primary race. In the 2010 election, former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney endorsed Haley in her bid for the statehouse.
Perry is in South Carolina, which holds the closely-watched first-in-the-South presidential Primary on Jan. 21, to make a speech that will include details of his economic plan. Part of that plan will include an optional 20% flat-tax.
–CNN Political Reporter Peter Hamby contributed to this report.