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BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) – Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry is returning to New Hampshire as he prepares for a possible presidential campaign.

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Perry, who dropped out of the 2012 race shortly after finishing sixth in New Hampshire’s Republican primary, is speaking at a business gathering in Bedford on Wednesday afternoon. He’s also the keynote speaker at Republican dinners Wednesday night in Portsmouth and Thursday night in Dover.

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Perry last visited the state in November, outlining three areas where he thinks Republicans should focus their attention: Energy, tax policy and securing the border. He also criticized Obama’s foreign policy and spoke about the need to rebuild the U.S. military.

He said he won’t make a decision about a 2016 campaign until at least May.

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