AUSTIN, Texas -- Gov. Rick Perry is making his first campaign trip on behalf of Mitt Romney to Nevada.
The Texas governor will make two stops in Elk City, Nevada on Friday evening, visiting the Silver State Stampede Rodeo and a Romney campaign office. The former Massachusetts governor is not expected to attend either event.
When Perry dropped out of the presidential campaign in January, he reiterated his support for Newt Gingrich, until he too dropped out. But the Texas governor promised to support the Republican nominee, despite harsh words between the two men during the Republican primary race.
Perry has touted Romney in television appearances, but this is his first appearance on the campaign trail on behalf of Romney.
Nevada is a key swing state that Obama won in 2008.