04/26/2014 04:27 pm ET Updated Apr 28, 2014

Rick Perry's Getting A Visit From Key GOP Activists Ahead Of 2016

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) has not decided yet on whether he'll run for president again. Either way, a group of key New Hampshire activists appear ready and willing to listen to his ideas.

The New Hampshire Journal reported Saturday that around a dozen activists from the Granite State will head to Texas in the next month to meet with Perry. According to the report, leading the charge is veteran GOP strategist Mike Dennehy, who helped drive Granite State victories for former presidential candidate and Sen. John McCain (R-Ariz).

“I believe that people will give him a second chance if he decides to run for president,” Dennehy said of Perry, according to the Journal. “That is the nature of America and that is certainly the nature of New Hampshire.”

Dennehy's words come days after Perry said he'd need more preparation if he decided to run for president again. In a Thursday interview with "CBS This Morning," Perry said the 2012 run was one of his "more humbling experiences."

"I think how people respond when they've been knocked down is a better reflection of their character than if everything is all blue sky and the wind behind your back," Perry said. "I've had the wind in my face. I've been knocked down and I'm ready to move on."

Back in March, Perry told the Des Moines Register that his decision would come some time next year.

“Check me in December of this year when we get 2014 behind us," Perry said. "Then we’ll be more interested in 2016."



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