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Potential Perry 2.0 Iowa return far quieter

November 7, 2013 • National News


Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Polk County Republican Party fall fundraiser dinner at the Embassy Suites in Des Moines, Iowa, on Thursday, Nov. 7, 2013. Perry returned to Iowa for the first time since his presidential run last year. (AP Photo/Justin Hayworth)

DES MOINES, Iowa (AP) — This time, there were no satellite TV trucks, media throngs or fawning Republicans awaiting his arrival.

But Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s return to Iowa, where he left last year a defeated Republican presidential candidate, sounded very much like a potential candidate reintroducing himself and appealing for a second chance.

“Those of you with this new renewed sense of purpose in this country can lead America back to greatness again,” Perry told a banquet of 400 Des Moines area GOP faithful. “I stand ready to work with you to create that.”

As he weighs whether to run for president again, Perry returned Thursday to this leadoff presidential caucus state for the first time since his Login to read more

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