Governor Rick Perry's key political advisers are forming an Iowa campaign plan. His team is beginning to lay groundwork for the campaign.
His advisers caution that their preliminary planning does not indicate that Perry has decided to seek the 2012 GOP nomination. Perry's chief political consultant says he's making inquiries about the caucus process, available campaign staff and rules for the august Republican straw poll in Iowa.
His consultant said the fact-finding is aimed at aiding Perry's decision-making. The governor says he'll decide after the Texas legislature adjourns later this month.