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To: Rudder
For instance, I don't know the answer to the following: Rick Perry, a bold and unapologetic conservative...; Is this true?

Perry endorsed Rudy Giuliani. 'nuff said.

14 posted on 05/26/2011 10:51:41 PM PDT by re_nortex (DP...that's what I like about Texas.)
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To: re_nortex
From Wikipedia

Texas Legislature

In 1984, Perry was elected to the Texas House of Representatives as a Democrat from a district (64) that included his home county of Haskell.

He served on the House Appropriations and Calendars committees during his three two-year terms in office. He befriended fellow freshman state representative Lena Guerrero of Austin, a staunch liberal Democrat who endorsed Perry's reelection bid in 2006 on personal, rather than philosophical, grounds. Perry was part of the "Pit Bulls", a group of Appropriations members who sat on the lower dais in the committee room (or "pit") who pushed for austere state budgets during the 1980s.

Perry supported Al Gore in the 1988 Democratic presidential primaries and was chairman of the Gore campaign in Texas.

In 1989, The Dallas Morning News named him one of the most effective legislators in the 71st Legislature.[citation needed] That same year, Perry announced that he was joining the Republican Party.[12

18 posted on 05/26/2011 11:00:26 PM PDT by Misplaced Texan (July 4, 2009 - the first day of the 2nd Revolution!)
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