Texas Gov. Rick Perry Recovering from Minor Back Surgery; Speculation on Presidential Run Grows – 7/3/11

Political activity continues to point toward Texas Gov. Rick Perry running for President. But no announcement has come, and it will likely be a while before we know anything definitive. But that’s not stopping people from working to gets things organized in the event Perry decides to get in:

FOX NEWS: Governor Perry’s trip to California just prior to his surgery generated a lot of interest. California State Assemblyman Dan Louge, already spearheading a campaign to draft Perry into a presidential run, has since convinced several of his colleagues to join him in urging Perry to run.

That’s also how California political consultant Bob Schuman got interested in Rick Perry– and Schuman’s actions look suspiciously like the beginnings of part of a campaign.

Schuman is in Iowa now, talking with GOP movers and shakers, and trying to figure out how Perry could have a presence at the Iowa straw poll in August, even though space at the event has already all been auctioned off.

Schuman’s also started a 527 organization to raise money and says, without mentioning numbers, so far, fundraising, both in California and beyond, has gone well.

Schuman’s had no contact with Perry’s spokesman or political consultant.

What may be an even more interesting indicator of whether Governor Perry will run or not is his opposition. The Texas Democratic Party is raising money to fund a website to introduce the “Real Rick Perry” to America. Spokeswoman Kirsten Gray says their campaign for funds has also been going well. . . . Read More

Perry is scheduled to host an event on August 6 in Houston called, “The Response,” which calls the nation to prayer for America. Some speculate Perry will make a Presidential Announcement either during or near that event. Perry’s need for minor back surgery and some time to recover may explain why Perry is waiting to announce a run for President.

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