In California visit Perry meets with businessmen and politicians Staff
Posted: Jun 30, 2011 1:46 PM
Washington (CNN) – As he weighs a potential run for the Republican presidential nomination, Texas Governor Rick Perry is in California meeting with people who could be key backers: businessmen and politicians.

CNN has learned Perry on Wednesday met with Alex Spanos, a major San Diego businessman and part co-owner of the San Diego Chargers football team who has been a supporter of Perry's in the past as well as some others who could be financial backers if he mounts a campaign.

"He charmed the birds right out of the trees," a Republican consultant familiar with the meeting told CNN.