Texas Gov. Rick Perry, a potential 2016 presidential candidate, will be in the Quad-City area on Sunday, Aug. 10, part of a four-day swing through the state in conjunction with a major conservative event in Ames.

Perry will attend fundraisers in the area for Mariannette Miller-Meeks, who is running for the 2nd Congressional District seat, and Brian Schmidt, a Republican state Senate candidate.

Perry's four-day swing will kick off with the Family Leadership Summit on Aug. 9, an event hosted by the conservative group, Family Leader.

In the Quad-Cities, Perry will be at a backyard barbecue at 12:30 p.m. Aug. 10 for Brian Schmidt at Campbell Farms Property, 2260 U.S. 30, Grand Mound. The fundraising event starts at noon.

Schmidt is running for the state Senate in District 49, which includes much of Clinton County and parts of northern Scott County. Sen. Rita Hart, D-Wheatland, is the incumbent.

After that, Perry will be at a fundraiser for Miller-Meeks at 3 p.m. at the home of Betty Dexter, 18677 270th St., Eldridge. Miller-Meeks is seeking to unseat U.S. Rep. Dave Loebsack, D-Iowa. Her campaign said the event is from 2:30 p.m. to 4 p.m.

Perry will then raise money for two other state Senate candidates, as well as three county Republican parties through Tuesday, Aug. 12.

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