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Rick Perry Adds to Policy Shop Ahead of Likely 2016 Campaign

The Republican is gaining senior-level advisers in the areas of health care, economics, and foreign policy, a person familiar with the plans says.
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry speaks at the First in the Nation Republican Leadership Summit April 17, 2015 in Nashua, New Hampshire.

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Rick Perry is beefing up his policy shop.

The likely Republican presidential candidate's political action committee, RickPAC, will announce new staff hires as early as Monday, including senior-level advisers in the areas of health care, economics, and foreign policy, a person familiar with the plans told Bloomberg.