NEW ORLEANS, LA - JUNE 18: Rick Perry for president buttons are displayed during the 2011 Republican Leadership Conference on June 18, 2011 in New Orleans, Louisiana. The 2011 Republican Leadership Conference features keynote addresses from most of the major republican candidates for president as well as numerous republican leaders from across the country. (Photo by Justin Sullivan/Getty Images)
Fans of Texas Gov. Rick Perry in Washington are quietly lobbying a group of influential political operatives to support a Perry run for the Republican presidential nomination.
The supporters launched a website, TimeForPerry.com, this week but initially shared news of the launch only with a group of uncommitted fundraisers and campaign operatives in Washington and New Hampshire.
The site, which follows similar draft efforts in places like California and Iowa, features a video of the Texas governor speaking to a cheering crowd and an original song.
The group has also started a Facebook fan page.
Perry has offered strong signals he may enter the race.