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Texas Gov. Rick Perry To Arrive In NYC Monday

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Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry slaps hands with an audience member after the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and The Tea Party Express at the Florida State fairgrounds on September 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The debate featured the eight candidates ten days before the Florida straw poll.  (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

Republican presidential candidate Gov. Rick Perry slaps hands with an audience member after the end of a presidential debate sponsored by CNN and The Tea Party Express at the Florida State fairgrounds on September 12, 2011 in Tampa, Florida. The debate featured the eight candidates ten days before the Florida straw poll. (credit: Win McNamee/Getty Images)

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NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — GOP presidential frontrunner and Texas Governor Rick Perry is coming to the Big Apple on Monday.

Perry will meet with Hispanic leaders in Inwood, including 100 business leaders from the Inwood and Washington Heights sections. Among these leaders will be Fernando Mateo, head of the New York State Federation of Taxi Drivers.

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“And it’s something that I kept pretty quiet, because I just wanted it to happen. I don’t know how 1010 WINS got a hold of the information, but you did, and I’m not going to deny it,” Mateo told 1010 WINS’ Glenn Schuck.

“It’s a first for us, at least during my lifetime, I’ve never seen a presidential candidate coming into our community. Not as a candidate, nevertheless as president,” Mateo added.

Perry will attend two fund-raisers as well. He gets in Monday morning and is here until Tuesday night.

It will be Perry’s second trip to New York City in recent days. On Wednesday, he had dinner with Donald Trump at Trump Tower.

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