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Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks at the Road to Majority 2015 convention in Washington, Saturday, June 20, 2015. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta) ** FILE **

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File - In this Aug. 19, 2014 file photo,Texas Gov. Rick Perry talks to the media and supporters after he was booked and released at the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center, in Austin, Texas. Austin has made itself a painful exception to Republican rule in Texas. The big college town is home to the grand jury that indicted Perry while he was in office and to judges who authorized a gay wedding and struck down abortion restrictions and GOP cuts to public schools. Republican Gov. Greg Abbott this month is signing laws that will draw power away from solidly Democratic Travis County and weaken its local jurisdiction over state business done inside its borders. (AP Photo/Eric Gay, File)

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Republican presidential candidate and former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the South Carolina Military Museum, Monday in Columbia, South Carolina.

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Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a campaign stop at the South Carolina Military Museum, Monday, June 8, 2015, in Columbia, S.C. (AP Photo/Rainier Ehrhardt)

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Republican presidential candidate, former Texas Gov. Rick Perry, speaks during a fundraiser for U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, Saturday, June 6, 2015, in Boone, Iowa. (AP Photo/Charlie Neibergall)

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National Edition News cover for June 7, 2015 - Perry sees repeat bid as asset to candidacy: Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters after announcing the launch of his presidential campaign for the 2016 elections in Addison,Texas, on Thursday, June 4, 2015. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

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Sen. Joni Ernst, shown here on her prized Harley Davidson, will lead a 40-mile motorcyle ride on Saturday - joined by Gov. Scott Walker and Rick Perry. (Image from Sen. Joni Ernst)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks to supporters to announced the launch of his presidential campaign for the 2016 elections, Thursday, June 4, 2015, in Addison, Texas. (AP Photo/Tim Sharp)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during Rick Scott's Economic Growth Summit in Lake Buena Vista, Fla., Tuesday, June 2, 2015. (AP Photo/Phelan M. Ebenhack)

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Governor Rick Perry speaks at the Southern Republican Leadership Conference in Oklahoma City, on Thursday, May 21, 2015. (AP Photo/Alonzo Adams)

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Rick Perry will be Iowa all week appearing at multiple public events; he plans to reveal his White House intentions on June 4.

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa Faith & Freedom 15th Annual Spring Kick Off, in Waukee, Iowa, Saturday, April 25, 2015. (AP Photo/Nati Harnik) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a Republican Leadership Summit, Friday, April 17, 2015, in Nashua, N.H. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a breakfast meeting, Tuesday, March 24, 2015, in Houston. (AP Photo/Pat Sullivan) ** FILE **

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Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry responds to a question from a moderator on the third day of the 2015 Conservative Political Action Conference (CPAC) at the Gaylord National Resort and Convention Center in National Harbor, Md., on Feb. 27, 2015. (Rod Lamkey Jr./Special to The Washington Times)