Perry prepares aggressive campaign in NH
August 11th, 2011
07:54 PM ET
12 years ago

Perry prepares aggressive campaign in NH

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - While Texas Gov. Rick Perry prepares to declare his candidacy this weekend, behind the scenes his supporters are already planning an aggressive campaign schedule in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

CNN has learned that in addition to attending a house party in Greenland Saturday, Perry will return to the state to tour a local manufacturing company in Nashua on August 17.

Perry will also spend time behind closed doors with state Republicans as he attempts to build momentum and gain support here.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
soundoff (12 Responses)
  1. Jaywing

    I assumed he would just be sending GOD to do his campaiging or simply pray for votes.

    August 11, 2011 07:57 pm at 7:57 pm |
  2. thomas

    Perry has the Richard Nixon – "I'm not a crook" Look !

    Governor Rick Perry, who received the next largest chunk of Enron money...................... ?
    GW Bush received the largest amount from Enron .!

    August 11, 2011 08:25 pm at 8:25 pm |
  3. Jan

    Lord help this country if Perry is elected President. He's a dumber version of GW Bush. A trained monkey could be governor of TX, the last two governors have proved it. Will Perry run like a scared dog from the debates like he did in the last governors race? He can run but he can't hide. We don't need another phony cowboy, another C/D student – nor do we need a preacher in chief. I live in TX, and I'd take a bullet to the head before casting a vote for rick perry.

    August 11, 2011 08:33 pm at 8:33 pm |
  4. Phyllis

    Does he have a neck? His collar is waaaaayyyy up there. Time for a wardrobe consultation.

    August 11, 2011 08:34 pm at 8:34 pm |
  5. Larry L

    Maybe he'll take the Iowa speech as an opportunity to finally come out of the closet. He's like "W" – but even dumber and more of a Bible-thumping, right-wing bigot. The Republicans in Iowa will love him!

    August 11, 2011 08:42 pm at 8:42 pm |
  6. pn

    What will be pray for in New Hampshire?

    August 11, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  7. James in Dallas

    I live in Texas. If he does for the country what he did here, we are DOOMED. Moving to Canada.

    August 11, 2011 09:10 pm at 9:10 pm |
  8. Larry

    I here some commentators say that 37% of all the jobs created in the United in recent months were created in Texas, but they fail to quality it by saying that it is because of oil. Without its oil industry, Texas the home of ENRON, would have had one of the worst economies in the nation. Yes, Americans may be foolish enough to once again elect another Texas Cowboy idiot to the Presidency, just as they were in re-electing George Bush for a second term in office after the Iraq blunder. Maybe with Perry we will muster the courage to invade China, in order to solve our economic problems.

    August 11, 2011 10:00 pm at 10:00 pm |
  9. AW

    As expected Rick Perry once again refuses to participate in a political debate, by purposefully announcing his presidential candidacy several days after the second GOP debate. He has a history of avoiding questions, interviews, and debates that will expose his ignorance. A good example, Rick Perry refused to debate Mayor Bill White for the governor's race in Texas in 2010.

    August 11, 2011 10:07 pm at 10:07 pm |
  10. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    Joy... I look forward to seeing him lose.

    August 11, 2011 10:35 pm at 10:35 pm |
  11. franco

    Rick Perry has it all , tough race for obama, this guy was in the air force , Obama wasnt even in the reserves , we need this guy in 2012! Not a spokes person that fooled 70% of the us!' change will be" Obama said .... Nothing changed except his hair color"

    August 11, 2011 10:55 pm at 10:55 pm |
  12. A Real Patriot

    I would never vote for the star of "Planet of the Apes"...:-0

    August 11, 2011 11:05 pm at 11:05 pm |