Republican activist Joni Scotter told POLITICO she got a surprise phone call this afternoon from Perry, asking about the political landscape as it relates to him.
“It was just a surprise,” said Scotter, of Marion, who’s well-known for her frequent appearances at Iowa Republican events and a coveted worker bee on presidential campaigns. She said she didn’t know how Perry got her number.
“He sounded great and just asked if he should run,” she said. “And I said, of course.” She said he said he hadn’t made up his mind.