Politics & Elections
8:04 am
Thu May 29, 2014

Perry political group promotes Iowa Gov. Branstad

AUSTIN, Texas (AP) — Governor Rick Perry is heading back to Iowa as his political nonprofit is touting the re-election bid by Iowa's governor.

Perry will be in Iowa Thursday for a day of events while campaigning for Governor Terry Branstad.

Americans for Economic Freedom is a group that promotes Republican gubernatorial leadership around the country. It's also helping Perry prepare for a possible second White House run.

The group sponsored a spot posted online Wednesday that features Branstad and Perry explaining how low taxes in states with Republican governors promote job-creation.

Americans for Economic Freedom was founded with funds left over from a political action committee that raised millions during Perry's failed 2012 presidential bid.

Unlike Branstad, Perry isn't seeking re-election this fall. This is Perry's third trip since November to Iowa, which kicks off presidential voting.

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