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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at a GOP picnic, Saturday, Aug. 23, 2014, in Chichester, N.H. It was Perry's second day visiting the nation's earliest presidential primary state as he considers another run for president. (AP Photo/Jim Cole)

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Image: Rick Perry PAC

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry, despite his earlier troubles this week, has been on a roll, with the media hot on his trail. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry gestures as he speaks at the Heritage Foundation in Washington, Thursday, Aug. 21, 2014, about that he would be open to sending U.S. combat forces to Iraq to fight the deadly Islamic state after its attacks on a Christian minority and the beheading of an American journalist and border security. (AP Photo/Manuel Balce Ceneta)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks during a discussion on "The Border Crisis and the New Politics of Immigration" at the Heritage Foundation, Washington, D.C., Thursday, August 21, 2014. (Andrew Harnik/The Washington Times)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry was booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on Tuesday. (Austin Police Department via Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry leaves the Blackwell Thurman Criminal Justice Center after he was booked in Austin Tuesday. Mr. Perry was indicted last week on charges of coercion and official oppression for publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state's public integrity unit unless the head of the unit, a district attorney convicted of drunken driving, resigned. (Associated Press)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry being booked at the Blackwell-Thurman Criminal Justice Center in Austin, Texas, for two felony indictments of abuse of power on Tuesday. (AP Photo/Austin Police Department)

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National Edition News cover for August 18, 2014 - Added intrigue clouds battle of Perry and Texas prosecutor: Gov. Rick Perry makes a statement in Austin, Texas on Saturday, Aug. 16, 2014 concerning the indictment on charges of coercion of a public servant and abuse of his official capacity. Perry is the first Texas governor since 1917 to be indicted. (AP Photo/Michael Thomas)

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry has a pet project under investigation for redirecting contributions to Republicans. (Associated Press)

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FILE - This Aug. 8, 2014, file photo shows Governor Rick Perry as he speaks at the 2014 Red State Gathering, in Fort Worth, Texas. Perry has been indicted for abuse of power after carrying out a threat to veto funding for state public corruption prosecutors. The Republican governor is accused of abusing his official powers by publicly promising to veto $7.5 million for the state public integrity unit at the Travis County District Attorney's office. He was indicted by an Austin grand jury Friday, Aug. 15. (AP Photo/Tony Gutierrez)

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Texas is "a place where you give back to your community," says Gov. Rick Perry, who called for volunteer soldiers to protect the border. (Associated Press)