"I'm proud to announce that Governor Rick Perry will be joining this year's Defending the American Dream Summit," said AFP President Tim Phillips. "Governor Perry's resume speaks for itself; no conference promoting the advancement of economic freedom would be complete without him."
Perry has pointedly refused to rule out a 2016 bid despite his rough showing in 2012.
Other potential presidential candidates speaking at the event include Sens. Marco RubioMarco RubioRubio: Trump has 'improved significantly' House GOP campaign arm accuses '60 Minutes' of trespassing Republicans who vow to never back Trump MORE (R-Fla.) and Ted CruzTed CruzCruz condemns Trump protesters: These are tactics of left-wing agitators Trump predicts easy win in November Sanders-Warren ticket would sweep the nation MORE (R-Texas).