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Slideshow: Ride With Candidate Perry

Rick Perry is on the campaign trail now as an official 2016 candidate for president. The former governor’s first swing through Iowa included something for everyone – Harley-Davidsons, canines and more than a half-dozen GOP contenders.

By Rebecca Miller
Rick Perry speaks.
Trainers with the Puppy Jake Foundation brought puppies to Rick Perry's Ride with Rick event in at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. Puppy Jake trains service dogs for wounded veterans.
Anita Perry meets with supporters following her husband's talk at Hotel Pattee in Perry, Iowa.
Former Gov. Rick Perry speaks to an audience of veterans and supporters at a fundraiser for the Puppy Jake Foundation in Iowa, on June 6, 2015.
Trainers from Puppy Jake calm their dogs.
Veterans and their friends and family prepare for a ride with Rick Perry from Perry to Boone, Iowa.
Edwin Top of Orange City, Iowa, prepares to ride from Perry to Boone, Iowa, on June 6, 2015, as part of the Ride with Rick event. The fundraiser benefited the Puppy Jake Foundatiom, an organization that provides service dogs to wounded war veterans. Top served as a teletype operator in France and Germany during the Vietnam War and now serves in honor guards at veterans' funerals around Iowa.
A group of veterans and supporters ride with Governor Rick Perry from Perry to Boone, Iowa, on June 6, 2015, as part of the Ride with Rick event. The fundraiser benefited the Puppy Jake Foundation, an organization that trains service dogs for wounded veterans.
Joseph Johnson, 10, of Webster County, cheers for Perry.
Rick Perry runs to the stage at the Roast and Ride in Boone, Iowa.
U.S. Sen. Joni Ernst, R-Iowa, hosted her first Roast and Ride in Boone, Iowa, on June 6, 2015. The fundraiser featured a lineup of Republican politicians vying for the audience's affections leading up to the Iowa caucuses.

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