A governor who is getting encouraged to consider the presidential race will be the speaker for the Alabama Republican Party's summer fundraising dinner.
Party Chairman Bill Armistead says Texas Gov. Rick Perry will speak at the dinner Aug. 12 in Birmingham.
Armistead says the three-term governor is a standout in the group being mentioned as possible presidential candidates.
He said Alabama will attract more national Republican leaders because of the state's early presidential primary in March 2012.