FILE - In this Aug. 13, 2011, file photo, Texas Gov. Rick Perry announces his run for presidency during the conservative activists' Red State Gathering in Charleston, S.C. Perry used official channels to reach out to some of his biggest donors in the months leading up to his White House run. An Associated Press review of phone logs and public schedules shows Perry also met with a businessman who would later back an independent group supportive of his campaign. (AP Photo/Alice Keeney, File)