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Skeptics aside, Texas' Perry marching toward 2016

PORTSMOUTH - New Hampshire Republicans once gave Rick Perry a rock star's welcome.

Some are now deeply skeptical about the Texas governor's comeback attempt.

Those close to Perry say he's eyeing a second presidential bid for 2016, even if he has to rebuild his political operation from scratch. 

Perry visits New Hampshire for the first time since his disastrous 2012 campaign later this month.

His advisers report that Perry has been taking several steps to put his past behind him.

For more than a year, Perry has been holding weekly meetings with policy experts to help create fluency in complicated topics. He's also beefed up his foreign and domestic travel. 

And, he has begun hiring staff in key states like New Hampshire to prepare for a possible run.

Source: Steve Peoples, Associated Press

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