Skip to comments.[Gov. Rick] Perry enjoys envied record as a fundraiser
Posted on 07/04/2011 3:32:39 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
WASHINGTON Rick Perry is the 100 million dollar man of Texas politics.
Over the past decade, he has been a political money machine, raising more than $100 million for three gubernatorial campaigns and another $50 million for GOP candidates as chairman of the Republican Governors Association in 2007-2008.
But the Texas governor's fundraising prowess will be tested as never before if he runs for president in 2012. While he's raised more campaign cash than anybody not named Bush in Texas history, Perry faces different rules and greater demands should he set his sights on 1600 Pennsylvania Ave.
"In order to have a realistic chance of winning the Republican primary, Perry will need at least $200 to $250 million in the form of direct contributions or independent expenditures on his behalf," said Mark P. Jones, a political science professor at Rice University.
Perry has a host of assets that could make him a strong candidate for the GOP nomination: An enviable record of Texas job creation during a roiling recession, a consistent conservative record on economic and social issues alike, and an undefeated record as a political candidate.
But one longtime Perry supporter and donor says the governor has to answer "yes" to two questions before he says "yes" to a presidential candidacy: Is he willing to undergo the grueling demands of a campaign, from the nearly 24/7 schedule to the media scrutiny of every aspect of your life? And is he willing and able to raise the money to compete first with Republican Mitt Romney, a wealthy businessman with a nationwide fundraising machine, then with President Barack Obama, who broke every record for presidential fundraising in 2008 and is aiming to top the $1 billion mark in 2012?...........
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OH! You win. I will work and vote for Perry. He is so pretty in that uniform. I get a tingle up my leg. He is the ONE!
If guv good hair can't win over Texas Freepers, how do you think he'll do in the upper 49?
Yeah but we have given Perry 10 years to fix the illegal problem, and in return it is twice as worse as when W left. That's enough to sink his ship as far as I am concerned.
Perry has sped up reconquista easily 10 years with his pro-illegal policies.
How many children were forced to receive Gardasil?
WOW!!! I like him even more now!!
You post these over and over and over about gardasil. Are you a Ron Paul guy? You just “sound” like one.
What do you think of Rick Perry and what he has done with Texas jobs and the Texas economy?
Perry turned his finger to the wind and did the right thing on the HPV issue. Still his awful performance in keeping the Mexican hoard out is enough keep him from consideration as far as I am concerned.
Those things don’t matter to the sanctimonious selfrightous.
It is the nits that must be picked.
Replace Rick Perry with conservative legislators, and you might have some credibility with that statement. The illegal alien problem is twice as worse as it was when W left office in 2001. As far as I am concerned that is Perry's legacy.
Anita and Rick Perry dove hunting 2010
Perry has a proven track record in that department. Enough said. :)
I totally agree and I just checked some past posts by these guys and one of them is a Ron Paul supporter. So, that explains quite a bit.
It was a dead link. Kind of like Perry’s candidacy as far as I am concerned.
You can actually say that with a straight face? Do you even live in Texas?
WORKS FOR ME!
DeMint and Palin are the only two true conservatives that meet the Freeper “Gold Standard” The rest are pretenders
And what is the actual net benefit of the treatment?
The NET Benefit of a medical treatment is
NET BENEFIT = (Risk with NO treatment)*(the net benefit of the treatment) - (The risk of harm).
The serious CDC-reported side effects from Gardasil appear to be
at least 0.054%, with a death rate from Gardasil of 0.0002%
Live there now.