Perry is coming to New York City next week to keynote the Manhattan Republican Party’s annual Lincoln Day Dinner And according to one party source, he will spend part of his time in the big city meeting with big-time Republican donors.
Perry is slated to attend a lunch at the law office of Trip Dorkey, a major Republican donor and the chairman of the Hudson River Park trust. The other slated attendees include Peter Lau, who gave $20,000 to Republican candidates and causes last year, one-time mayoral candidate John Catsimatidis, former National Black Republican Council Chair Bob Williams, Fox pundit Stephen B. Meister and New York G.O.P. finance committee chairman Matthew Mellon.
As Reid Pillifant wrote a few months ago, major Republican donors in New York remain largely uncommitted; if Perry performs well with this crowd, could it encourage him to get in the race?