NEWPORT BEACH (CBS) — Texas Governor Rick Perry, running as a GOP presidential hopeful, will conduct a public event next week in Corona Del Mar.

Perry was already scheduled for a fundraiser at the Island Hotel in Newport Beach on September 8 when some Orange County Republican activists asked his campaign if he would interested in holding a more public and open forum, according to Scott Baugh, chairman of the Orange County Republican Party.

The open event is scheduled for 10:30 a.m. on September 8 at Roger’s Gardens. That venue was picked because it has space for about 500 people and is near the Island Hotel.

Tickets are free and are going fast, according to Baugh. For tickets call (714) 453-0900.

“I particularly admire when a candidate will come out and meet with activists, and not just the donors,” Baugh said. “We’d like every candidate to come through and meet our activists.”

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Comments (3)
  1. Breaks says:

    Rick Perry is trying hard to be Ron Paul.

    Rick Perry is the globalist choice for 2012.

    Don’t be fooled, Ron Paul is the legit candidate in this race and the only candidate that can truly challenge Obama on a level that the others could only wish.

  2. juliet says:

    rick perry is a humble man- from cotton farmer to governortorship;; we dont need a rick guy like romeny to be a president. as a tiger eyar born 1950 rick perry hes a natural born leader- humanitarian-loyal-thoughtful and honorable plus warm-hearted. good attittude so far.lord help rick perry to becoem apresident of the usa.\rick perry zodiac sign march 4-pisces born intuitive-family man- good father. tiger eyar born perry-195- a natural brn leader.

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