Perry to attend at least 5 more debates

October 29, 2011 - 8:25 PM

WASHINGTON (AP) — Texas Gov. Rick Perry plans to participate in at least five more presidential primary debates.

Perry struggled through parts of his first five debate performances. But Perry spokesman Ray Sullivan told The Associated Press on Saturday that the Republican candidate will attend all of the debates currently scheduled in November as well as a Dec. 1 debate in Arizona.

Sullivan said the campaign will make decisions about other debates on a case-by-case basis.

Perry had already committed to a Nov. 9 debate in Michigan. Also added to the calendar are debates in South Carolina on Nov. 12 and Washington, D.C., on Nov. 15. He'll also attend an Iowa forum hosted by The Family Leader, a socially conservative group, on Nov. 19.