Perry returning to New Hampshire
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Outgoing Texas Gov. Rick PerryJames (Rick) Richard PerryDems open new front against Trump The Hill's 12:30 Report: State of the Union takeaways | Sights and sounds from the night | Virginia attorney general admits he wore blackface Energy Secretary Rick Perry is designated survivor for 2019 State of the Union MORE (R) is heading back to New Hampshire in February, part of a ramped-up travel schedule to early primary states after he leaves office.

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Perry will be in the Granite State for a number of events Feb. 11-12, according to NH1. He last visited the state in November.

He's also slated to be in Iowa for a few days later this month, just days after he finishes a 14-year tenure as Texas governor.

Perry's advisers are eager to use his newfound free time to hit the early primary states hard as he inches toward another potential presidential campaign.