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Rick Perry may not be ready to announce a presidential run just yet, but an advocacy group designed to bolster his increasingly likely candidacy isn’t waiting for him to make a decision: It is already laying the groundwork for him in the nation’s first voting state of Iowa.
Americans for Rick Perry — a 527 group that is prohibited from having direct contact with the Texas governor — is set to open its headquarters in West Des Moines this week under a lease that will run through the Aug. 13 Ames Straw Poll.
The Iowa branch of the pro-Perry group is composed of a few volunteers and seven paid staffers, most of whom played key roles in former House Speaker Newt Gingrich’s Iowa operation before resigning as a group last month amid differences with the candidate over the direction of his struggling campaign.
Perry has not indicated whether he would appear himself in Ames for next month’s straw poll — an important test of early support for candidates who choose to participate — but the operatives running the Iowa branch of Americans for Rick Perry intend to spend the next four weeks preparing to have a significant presence at the first major spectacle of the 2012 campaign.
“Our goal is to share information both before and during the event about Governor Perry’s record and to continue to generate enthusiasm if he runs for president,” explained the group’s executive director in the state, Craig Schoenfeld.
Six candidates purchased tent space for the Ames Straw Poll, which serves as a fundraiser for the Republican Party of Iowa.
Minnesota U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann, a relative newcomer in the race for the 2012 Republican presidential nomination, is surging and now trails former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney 25 – 14 percent, according to a Quinnipiac University poll released today. Former Alaska Gov. Sarah Palin has 12 percent, followed by Texas Gov. Rick Perry with 10 percent. No other contender is over 6 percent.
This compares to a June 8 survey by the independent Quinnipiac (KWIN-uh-pe-ack) University, showing Romney with 25 percent, Palin with 15 percent and Bachmann with 6 percent, sixth in a field of 10 candidates in the survey.
President Barack Obama tops all leading GOP White House hopefuls, hitting the all- important 50-percent mark against every candidate but Romney:
•47 – 41 percent over Romney, unchanged from June 8;
•50 – 38 percent over Bachmann, who was not matched against Obama June 8;
•53 – 34 percent over Sarah Palin, compared to 53 – 36 percent June 8;
•50 – 37 percent over Perry, who was not matched against Obama June 8.