Discuss as:

Perry calling Iowa activists

CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- The First Vice President of the Iowa Federation of Republican Women (IFRW), Joni Scotter, told NBC News before a Linn Eagles luncheon with Newt Gingrich, that she has been contacted by Texas Gov. Rick Perry called her asking for her support for a presidential run.

"He asked me for his support," she said, "and he said that he would call me when he decided to run. I know he will [run]."

Scotter also explained that all campaigns have contacted her with the exception of Michele Bachmann. She declined to say who she would be supporting, but thinks the Ames Straw Poll next weekend will be "dynamic."

Bloomberg noted this morning that Perry, "spent 20 minutes last month talking with Iowa retiree Joanie Scotter about jobs, border security and President Barack Obama. The chat with Scotter is one of many calls made by Perry, 61, to voters, politicians and media figures in Iowa, New Hampshire and South Carolina, states where the first votes of the 2012 presidential campaign will be cast. His effort signals he intends to run, according to Jim Henson, head of the Texas Politics Project at the University of Texas in Austin.”

Video shot by Alex Moe; edited by Domenico Montanaro