SAN ANTONIO - JUNE 10: Texas Governor Rick Perry watches the action in Game Two of the 2007 NBA Finals between the Cleveland Cavaliers and San Antonio Spurs on June 10, 2007 at the AT&T Center in San Antonio, Texas. NOTE TO USER: User expressly acknowledges and agrees that, by downloading and/or using this Photograph, user is consenting to the terms and conditions of the Getty Images License Agreement. (Photo by Ronald Martinez/Getty Images) *** Local Caption *** Rick Perry
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.