A second GOP source, this one based in Washington, D.C., said Barbour and Perry are in constant contact about the Texan’s just-launched presidential bid. The source said much of the Mississippi governor’s organization is likely to be folded into the Perry campaign, both in Florida and other states. Barbour dropped his presidential bid in late April; Perry officially launched his candidacy Saturday.
Both politicians have served as chairman of the Republican Governors Association and have a pre-existing relationship. “Haley’s organization is becoming a part of Perry’s,” the D.C.-based source said.