According to Statesman.com:”Rob Johnson, who managed Gov. Rick Perry’s 2010 re-election campaign, has signed on with Newt Gingrich as Gingrich explores whether to run for president.”
The story goes on to note that,
[Johnson’s] not the only member of Perry’s circle who is mixing in with Gingrich’s. Dave Carney, the New Hampshire-based operative who is Perry’s top political consultant, is helping the Gingrich team arrange events in the Granite State.
Perry ran a superb campaign in 2010, so this strikes me as a good “get” for Gingrich.
But this news also seems to make it clear (if it wasn’t already) that Perry is definitely not running for president.
It also makes me wonder if Perry might eventually endorse Gingrich for president.