Perry to return to NH in October, expected to campaign with Havenstein

Texas Gov. Rick Perry will return to New Hampshire Oct. 6 and 7 for several stops, including at least one campaign stop with New Hampshire GOP candidate for governor Walt Havenstein.


Perry will appear at a “Politics and Eggs” breakfast at the New Hampshire Institute of Politics on Oct. 6, according to NHIOP advisory board member Jim Merrill, a veteran state GOP strategist and activist.


The New Hampshire Journal has separately learned that plans call for him to campaign with Havenstein and speak at a the Belknap County Republican Committee’s Harvest Festival at the home of Bill and Faith Tobin in Sanbornton. More stops are expected to be added to the schedule with other New Hampshire GOP candidates.


Perry, who has not hid the fact that he is thinking seriously of running for President in 2016, was last in the first-primary state on Aug. 22 and 23 for  several events, including a business tax forum sponsored by the conservative issues advocacy group Americans for Prosperity.


He has also criticized Sen. Jeanne Shaheen on the immigration issue. He is still fighting his indictment on abuse of power charges related to his veto of funding for the office of a local District Attorney who had been convicted of driving while intoxicated. And most recently, he made controversial comments about the death of comedian Joan Rivers in defending a strict anti-abortion law he signed in his state.


Perry is continuing to set the stage for a re-entrance into presidential politics after his failed effort in 2012. He has called that experience “humbling” and said he will be much better prepared should run again — as is currently expected.


Author: John DiStaso

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