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.
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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.