AUSTIN, Texas —
His campaign did not appear concerned about possible opposition.
"The governor's focused on the legislative session, which is our priority right now, to keep Texas the best place to live, work and raise a family," said Teresa Spears, a spokeswoman for Perry.
While talking about his own campaign, Pauken gave Perry a nod.
"Rick has a lot of name recognition," he said. "That can be a plus or a minus."