There are rumors Gov. Perry could be Vice President Perry if Newt Gingrich is elected president. But, with Gingrich low on delegates, this scenario is virtually impossible. Perhaps that’s why so many Texas officials and candidates are throwing their support behind Rick Santorum for president. State Comptroller Susan Combs endorsed Santorum over the weekend, calling him "a true conservative who seeks freedom for Americans from the present crushing regulatory burden." She went on to say, in a statement, "I believe he represents the best hope for the Republican Party in our efforts to change the direction of the country."

In her statement Combs said she looks forward to campaigning for Santorum.

U.S. Senate Candidate Craig James will kick off what he’s calling his "Pro-Santorum Campaign Tour" Tuesday in Midland. He is planning to hold events across the state.

“It’s critical to have a conservative Congress, but the most important race this year is for president. That’s why it’s so important to rally the troops here in Texas and make sure Rick Santorum gets the Lone Star State’s 155 delegates," James said in a statement.