Rick Perry to headline California GOP convention

"He's speaking Saturday night," California Republican Party spokesman Mark Standriff tells The Hill.

Perry has shown an interest in another run for president in 2016, and California is a major state for political donors in both parties.

The Texas governor has had an interesting past relationship with California — earlier this year he ran ads encouraging businesses in the state to move to Texas.

"Building a business is tough, but I hear building a business in California is next to impossible," Perry says in the ad. "I have a message for California businesses: Come check out Texas."

Standriff declined to comment on the ads.

"Gov. Perry is an extremely popular governor with a great track record. That's why we invited him," he said.

Others who will attend: Republican National Committee co-chairwoman Sharon Day and National Republican Congressional Committee Chairman Greg Walden (R-Ore.). A number of this election's most competitive House seats are expected to be in California.

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