Texas Governor and Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is campaigning today in New Hampshire, and this morning spoke at a breakfast in Bedford called "Politics and Eggs."
Perry told business leaders gathered for the event that he stands by his views on global warming, saying “I do think global warming has been politicized. ... scientists are coming forward and questioning the original idea that man-made global warming is what is causing our climate to change."
Perry also said he would not have voted for the compromise debt ceiling plan if he'd been in Congress, saying that the plan "(spends) money the nation doesn't have."
The "Politics and Eggs" breakfast series is a forum for potential presidential candidates as they visit New Hampshire. It's sponsored by the New England Council and the New Hampshire Institute of Politics. Reports are that no candidate has refused an invitation to the event.
After the breakfast, Gov. Perry made stops in Manchester and Nashua. On Thursday, he is scheduled to make appearances in several New Hampshire towns including Portsmouth, Dover, Pembroke and Concord.
Other GOP presidential hopefuls campaigning in New Hampshire include Rep. Ron Paul (R-TX). He will attend the grand opening of his Concord campaign headquarters tonight. On Thursday, Paul will address the Concord Chamber of Commerce, and attend an evening party in Amherst.
And former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney (R) is also in New Hampshire and held town hall meetings earlier in the week in Plymouth and Berlin.
At least three Republican presidential hopefuls plan to attend this weekend’s New Hampshire Young Republicans Lobster Bake and straw poll. Herman Cain, Thaddeus McCotter and Gary Johnson are scheduled to attend.
Republican Presidential Candidate Rep. Michele Bachmann (MN), will spend most of the week delivering speeches and holding town hall style meetings in South Carolina. That state will hold the first southern primary next year.