Texas Gov. Rick Perry to speak in Eldridge Sunday

Posted Online: Aug. 08, 2014, 11:29 pm
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By Eric Timmons, etimmons@qconline.com
ELDRIDGE - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak at a fundraiser Sunday in Eldridge for Republican congressional candidate Dr. Mariannette Miller-Meeks.

Dr. Meeks is running against U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa City, in Iowa's 2nd Congressional District.

The fundraiser starts at 2:30 p.m. Sunday at the home of Betty Dexter, 18677 270th St., Eldridge. Tickets are $30 each or $50 for a couple and can be reserved by emailing Matt Horihan at mhorihan@gmail.com. More information is available at millermeeks.com.

Gov. Perry ran unsuccessfully in the Republican 2012 primary for president but is again being talked about as a potential presidential candidate for the 2016 elections.

The Texas governor is the third presidential hopeful to visit the Iowa Quad-Cities area in recent weeks, following Sen. Rand Paul, R-Ky, and New Jersey Gov. Chris Christie.

The state has a special place in presidential campaigns because it kicks off the presidential caucus and primary season.


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