LOS ANGELES (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry will swing through California this week for private meetings with Republican leaders and legislators that will stoke speculation that he plans to enter the 2012 presidential race.

It will be the Republican governor’s second trip to the nation’s most populous state in less than three weeks.

Perry plans to a meet behind closed doors Thursday with Orange County Republicans and, later in the day, with legislators in Sacramento. He also plans a sit-down with business leaders and potential fundraisers in Beverly Hills.

He starts his trip Wednesday in San Diego, where he will speak at a Boy Scouts event.

Perry has said he’s thinking about joining the 2012 field.

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Comments (5)
  1. rube says:

    Gov Perry will handily defeat obama next year sans california’s electoral college votes. America doesn’t want socialism!!!

  2. AJ says:

    Perry, take your monosyllabic neanderthalism and go back to your cave, the people of California don’t want your backwoods, medieval beliefs.

    1. Everyday Guy says:

      AJ, what beliefs are you speaking of? How about trying a mature argument instead of the name calling mob mentality you are using? In mature detail, tell us what is wrong with Perry?

  3. mister s says:

    I have issues with his being against stem cell research and and being pro life, but he is still better than the Palin or Romney….. or Obama.

  4. Just a Thought says:

    For the record people, unemployment benefits, disabilty benefits, etc…. are ALL socialism at its best. Don’t believe me? Look it up… That is all

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