This will be the first time Perry has stepped onto the national stage since his 2012 presidential campaign flamed out after a series of missteps and gaffes. He's reportedly interested in taking another shot at the White House in 2016, though it's unclear if he'll be able to recover from his last foray into national politics.
Perry is just one of nearly a dozen potential presidential candidates speaking at the mid-March event, which will be held just outside of Washington, D.C. He'll be joined by Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal (R), Rep. Paul RyanPaul Davis RyanPaul Ryan researched narcissistic personality disorder after Trump win: book Paul Ryan says it's 'really clear' Biden won election: 'It was not rigged. It was not stolen' Democrats fret over Trump-district retirements ahead of midterms MORE (R-Wis.), Sens. Marco RubioMarco Antonio RubioDemocrats face bleak outlook in Florida The Hill's 12:30 Report - Presented by Facebook - Dems attempt to tie government funding, Ida relief to debt limit Poll: Trump dominates 2024 Republican primary field MORE (R-Fla.) and Rand PaulRandal (Rand) Howard PaulGOP political operatives indicted over illegal campaign contribution from Russian national in 2016 White House debates vaccines for air travel Senate lawmakers let frustration show with Blinken MORE (R-Ky.), Wisconsin Gov. Scott Walker (R), former Florida Gov. Jeb Bush (R) and former Sen. Rick Santorum (R-Pa.). Mitt Romney will also speak at the event, one of his first public addresses since the presidential election, as will former House Speaker Newt Gingrich (R-Ga.), another 2012 GOP also-ran.