GOP Front-Runner Rick Perry will Campaign in Indiana

September 15, 2011

Republican presidential front-runner Rick Perry is planning to campaign in Indiana next month. The Texas governor accepted an invitation from state Republican Chairman Eric Holcomb to visit Indiana. Holcomb announced Thursday that Perry will stop in Indianapolis on Oct. 12.

Perry will be the fourth Republican presidential candidate to campaign in the state. Godfather's Pizza CEO Herman Cain and former Utah Gov. Jon Huntsman made trips last month and former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney is scheduled to visit Indianapolis Sept. 23.

The combination of the state's late primary in May and nearly solid backing of Republican presidential candidates has typically meant few presidential candidates visiting the state.

That changed with the drawn-out 2008 Democratic battle during which Barack Obama and Hillary Clinton campaigned heavily in Indiana.

Story source: AP