This piece was co-authored by Michael Falcone

It’s open season in the battle of the dueling war rooms. Rick Perry’s campaign was quick to circulate an e-mail today that’s been making the rounds within the campaign of another presidential contender – Mitt Romney.

Perry’s press team sent reporters an “In Case You Missed It” e-mail originally sent from the Mitt Romney “War Room” to a list of undisclosed recipients. The e-mail highlighted an article about Perry’s recent defense to questions of his intelligence, saying President Ronald Reagan was also cast as dumb by critics.

When asked if this was a shot across the bow at Romney, Perry’s campaign told ABC News, “You can interpret it however you’d like.”