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Perry could race ahead in Republican cash race
Reuters ^ | September 21, 2011 | Kim Dixon

Posted on 09/21/2011 11:13:50 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife

(Reuters) - Texas Governor Rick Perry, already besting Mitt Romney in opinion polls, is likely to match or surpass him in the Republican presidential money race when new figures come out in coming weeks, backers say.

Perry's meteoric rise in the polls since jumping in the race last month and his thick Rolodex of wealthy Texan backers as a three-term governor are key drivers making him a fundraising force against Romney.

Brian Ballard, a Florida lawyer who raises money for Romney, acknowledged that Perry may well pull ahead in the third quarter, which ends next week.

"I expect he'll raise a ton of dough," he said. "I imagine he'll be the person leading the quarter because he has an untapped reservoir of Texas money," said Ballard, who was John McCain's Florida fundraising chair in the 2008 campaign.

Perry has told his financial backers he wants to raise at least $10 million this quarter, several of his fundraisers said. That target may well be too low, according to two Perry fundraisers.

"I think you'll see the September 30 report will have bragging rights associated with it," said a prominent Perry fundraiser, who was not authorized to speak for the campaign.

(Excerpt) Read more at reuters.com ...


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Extended News; Government; Politics/Elections
KEYWORDS: coalition; economy; gopprimary; perry; perry2012

1 posted on 09/21/2011 11:14:02 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: All
Perry's adrenaline-packed new ad

We Stand With Our Allies

2 posted on 09/21/2011 11:17:21 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

In election campaigns, money isn’t everything. But without it you can’t win.

Perry will need a bunch of cash to fight off the liberal Romney and even more to beat President Zero.


3 posted on 09/21/2011 11:19:12 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Reagan Man; shield; All
Wolf Blitzer Bemoans Perry's 'Undermining' Obama UN Address "CNN's Wolf Blitzer fretted over Rick Perry blasting Obama's foreign policy soon before the President was to deliver his address to the United Nations. CNN analyst David Gergen agreed with him, painting Perry as a grenade-thrower......."

YES!

The Rick Perry I Know (Perry keeps his boot on his opponent's neck until.....) ....."He is an extremely astute politician with a keen sense of where voters are, and he has great instincts on message. Perry has ruthless discipline and communication. They say in politics, “Don’t let your boot off an opponent’s neck till Election Day.” Perry doesn’t take his boot off till a year after the votes have been counted and the opponent has faded into oblivion.".....

4 posted on 09/21/2011 11:23:11 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
perry road pic
5 posted on 09/21/2011 11:24:33 AM PDT by nixonsnose (Let's see all you lawyers argue your way out of hell.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Follow the money...


6 posted on 09/21/2011 11:25:43 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
The headlines are horrible

Perry "could" take the lead in fund raising..Hell Glaseatr "could" too is he'd just get off his butt. /rant
7 posted on 09/21/2011 11:27:33 AM PDT by glaseatr (Father of a Marine, Uncle of SGT Adam Estep. A Co. 2/5 Cav. KIA Thurs April 29, 2004 Baghdad Iraq)
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To: nixonsnose

Fantastic!!

I think we’re making the turn!


8 posted on 09/21/2011 11:27:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

It’s easy to get political donations when you have a track record of being “FOR SALE” as long as you’ve held public office.


9 posted on 09/21/2011 11:28:12 AM PDT by bwc2221
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To: Impy; Clintonfatigued; Perdogg; fieldmarshaldj
I pledge to cut one night a month out of my "Providence Fun Fund" and donate that money to “His Rickness”.
10 posted on 09/21/2011 11:28:57 AM PDT by GOPsterinMA (Why?)
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To: glaseatr

For a Reuters’ headline, I thought it was OUTSTANDING!

=^D


11 posted on 09/21/2011 11:30:31 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: bwc2221

What a thoughtful post.


12 posted on 09/21/2011 11:31:21 AM PDT by Mr. Lucky
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; RoosterRedux; jonrick46; deepbluesea; RockinRight; TexMom7; potlatch; ...
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13 posted on 09/21/2011 11:31:46 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
That Wolf Blitzer? The gang leader. The Spanky McFarland of CNN politics. LOL

Talk about boots. Its Wolf's job and David Rodham Gergen's job to put a good shine on the Obama Presidency. So far, they're failing miserably. The boots remain muddied.

14 posted on 09/21/2011 11:32:53 AM PDT by Reagan Man ("In this present crisis, government is not the solution to our problem; government is the problem.")
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To: Virginia Ridgerunner

Go celebrate the end of DADT with Sarah Palin and her pro-abortion lez friend, Tammy Bruce as well as Palin supporters GOProud. Probably your kind of ‘guys’.


15 posted on 09/21/2011 11:34:50 AM PDT by jla
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To: Cincinatus' Wife
Perry's meteoric rise in the polls since jumping in the race last month and his thick Rolodex of wealthy Texan backers as a three-term governor are key drivers making him a fundraising force against Romney.

Yes, a lot of extremely wealthy Oil Tycoons were waiting on the sidelines for Perry to jump into the race. I have a friend who knows most of them and told me this months ago. In fact, a number of them cancelled trips out of the country to stay put for Perry.

16 posted on 09/21/2011 11:35:44 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield

People in California, New York, South Carolina, Georgia, Iowa, Ohio, New Hampshire, Florida, Colorado... on and on and are beating down his door.

And it isn’t just “tycoons.” It’s “we the people!”

Hell! We won’t have any money to spend if Obama gets 4 more years.

Even the unions have had to retreat back to state fighting lines because they’re being pushed hard by conservative state governors and legislatures.

We ARE GOING TO SHOVE THEM the rest of the way out of AMERICA!

Go Perry GO!!


17 posted on 09/21/2011 11:43:13 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife; All

If you haven’t seen the ad, please check it out.

WOW!

I know the Perry haters/Palin camp can’t be convinced, so I am not addressing this to you. But if you are sitting on the fence, hopefully this will show you that Perry is right on the singlemost important issue of the cycle: defeating President zero obama.


18 posted on 09/21/2011 11:43:13 AM PDT by ConservativeDude
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To: shield

My first thought, the purple tone makes that “Perry/President” pic look gay. Is that intentional?


19 posted on 09/21/2011 11:45:17 AM PDT by Signalman
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

The biggest boost he could get right now would be from a strong performance in the next debate.


20 posted on 09/21/2011 11:45:53 AM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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To: Signalman
I grabbed that off his last video ad. I grabbed it where the flag looked the best. IF you look at his new ad video there isn't noticeable pink in it.
21 posted on 09/21/2011 11:51:07 AM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: samtheman
The biggest boost he could get right now would be from a strong performance in the next debate.

He'll be good but he'll never be as good as everyone expects or wants him to be.

We've been conditioned to American Idol or Dancing with the Stars judgment -- next they'll have people "vote" on their phones for the one they liked.

I want a leader, not someone who could be on the debate team. I will not choose my candidate on these debates (because I've chosen my candidate on what he's done and what he will do as president). These debates are more like "my team beat your team this week" sport.

22 posted on 09/21/2011 11:53:43 AM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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Go celebrate the end of DADT with Sarah Palin and her pro-abortion lez friend, Tammy Bruce as well as Palin supporters GOProud. Probably your kind of ‘guys’.

Hey 'guy'...

" I've come to the irrefutable conclusion that those who begrudge Palin appear to have little use for logic or even common sense."

23 posted on 09/21/2011 11:56:29 AM PDT by Virginia Ridgerunner (Sarah Palin has crossed the Rubicon!)
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FWIW...I never thought Bush won any of his debates with Gore or Kerry.


24 posted on 09/21/2011 11:58:28 AM PDT by Tex-Con-Man
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To: Tex-Con-Man

I guess it sells advertising.

Now they’re co-sponsored: Tea Party, CNN, Fox, MSNBC, Google, next we’ll have Minute Maid, Drudge, and such...


25 posted on 09/21/2011 12:07:14 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

Yes, I know...but Perry is the one who has the ability to reach into those deep pockets...the oil men...it is nice Perry was careful to not make the mistake of passing legislation in Texas to hinder the oil and gas producers. He was smart enough not to burn those bridges as another did.


26 posted on 09/21/2011 12:10:37 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: shield
..... He was smart enough not to burn those bridges as another did.

But some of them are not happy with Rick Perry, and it's coming from establishment GOP. I think that was why the Bushes and Rove pushed back with Sen. Hutchison in the primary. Perry's too hard-nosed for them -- too much his own man. I wish I could put my finger on that article. It had to do with those tensions.

But you are right there are many, many business owners who are desperate to get the boot of government off their necks. The economy will let loose once it does.

That's why the EPA has Texas backed into the corner (Perry was the only governor who wouldn't sign off on their dictate), trial lawyers are preparing their fight ($$$$$$$) against Perry, and unions (teachers #1) are again going to be the number one money and muscle for Obama (right behind the lawyers).

27 posted on 09/21/2011 12:23:41 PM PDT by Cincinatus' Wife
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To: samtheman
Maybe he can get Cain and Newt to double team with him against those other 4 losers debating. It will not ever happen, Perry isn't the type to work with others to try and knock out other republicans neither are Cain or Newt.

IF Perry is left to answer the questions without attack questions given to the other debaters, he will do fine. When you have 4 debaters double teaming against you, as what has happened to Perry...then it is hard to have a good performance. Have you ever watched someone walking through a mine field?

28 posted on 09/21/2011 12:32:11 PM PDT by shield (Rev 2:9 Woe unto those who say they are Judahites and are not, but are of the syna GOG ue of Satan.)
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To: Cincinatus' Wife

When I say strong performance I don’t mean Ronald Reagan strong. That comes along very seldom.

I mean he’s got to have better attack lines against Milty the Mitt.

He’s really got to lay it out how bad that Magic Undies Flip Flopper really is.

The others he should just basically shrug off, including the shrieking bwitch from h*ll.


29 posted on 09/21/2011 1:48:13 PM PDT by samtheman (Palin. In your heart you know she's right.)
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