Now that the legislative session is over, Gov. Rick Perry is free to leave the state as much as he wants. In fact, he has scheduled nearly a dozen trips over the next few months all over the country. We've created the PerryTracker map to follow his travels, but what's really behind the demand for his appearances? We talk to event organizers in Colorado and Alabama to find out.
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