If it seems like a lot, it is. Remember, he is running against Houston's former mayor and it's tough to win in Texas if you lose in Houston.
"Houston is a very important city. Harris County is extremely important," said Perry. "You add the ring counties around us, you're up to a third of the population of the state of Texas."
Both Governor Perry and former Mayor Bill White were in town Monday to speak at an Arab-American forum, but an hour apart.