Rick Perry to Make 1st Appearance With Newt Gingrich at Arizona Debate

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Texas Gov. Rick Perry will appear with Newt Gingrich for the first time at the CNN debate in Mesa, Ariz., on Feb. 22, a spokesperson for Perry confirmed to ABC News.

Perry will appear in the spin room with Gingrich after the debate.  There are no other events planned, at this time.

Perry endorsed Gingrich when he dropped out of the race on Jan. 19 but has yet to appear publicly with him. Perry did not mention Gingrich at either of his two public appearances thus far, but he has discussed his support for the former speaker in interviews.

Perry made calls to his network of donors last week asking for them to pledge their financial support to Gingrich.  The Texas governor also sent out an email on behalf of the Gingrich campaign urging supporters to donate to Gingrich's campaign.