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  • Rick Perry calls Obama 'a socialist' in GOP debate

    01/08/2012 8:21:15 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 94 replies · 1+ views
    Los Angeles Times ^ | January 8, 2012 | James Oliphant
    ... “We have a president who is a socialist,” Perry said in response to a question at the early-morning eye-opener GOP debate in Concord, N.H. “I reject the premise that Obama reflects our founding fathers,” Perry said. “He doesn’t.”..
  • Rick Perry: Let’s Put Troops Back In Iraq ["I would send troops back into Iraq"]

    01/08/2012 1:16:02 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 173 replies
    TPM ^ | January 7, 2012 | Benjy Sarlin
    Rick Perry established a new gold standard for hawkish foreign policy at Saturday night’s GOP debate in New Hampshire. Not only is he mad President Obama withdrew US forces, he wants to put them back on the ground there immediately. “I would send troops back into Iraq,” Rick Perry told a New Hampshire audience at Saturday night’s GOP debate, warning that without yet another military operation in Iraq it would fall under the influence of neighboring Iran. “I think it’s a huge error for us,” he said. “We’re going to see Iran in my opinion, move back in at literally...
  • Why Does Rick Perry Think He Can Win South Carolina?

    01/07/2012 1:40:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 188 replies · 1+ views
    TPM ^ | January 5, 2012 | Evan McMorris-Santoro
    After his embarrassing result in Iowa, Rick Perry seemed to get the message the polls have been sending him for months: Republican voters just aren’t that into him. On caucus night, said he’d go back to Texas and figure out what comes next. But within hours, Perry was sprinting into South Carolina, to make at least one more stand. Given that the TPM Poll Average shows Perry pulling just 4.8% support in the state, a clear question arises: What on earth is he thinking? The answer is, team Perry really thinks they can make it happen in South Carolina. The...
  • Rick Perry Unwinds Before New Hampshire Debate At Texas Shooting Range

    01/06/2012 9:56:29 PM PST · by Para-Ord.45 · 70 replies ^ | January 06 2012 | Michael Falcone and Arlette Saenz
    Ready, aim fire. That’s apparently Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s idea of relaxation before returning to the campaign trail this weekend. Ahead of Saturday night’s ABC News-Yahoo-WMUR debate in New Hampshire Perry took a few moments to himself at an Austin-area shooting range. “Just relaxing a bit @ Red’s Range before we leave for New Hampshire!” @governorperry tweeted Friday along with a photo of himself wearing a green sweatshirt and a baseball cap with a firearm in hand. On the campaign trail, Perry, a staunch defender of second amendment rights, has not been shy about talking about his “long love affair”...
  • Perry says he will compete nationwide

    01/06/2012 2:46:39 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 114 replies
    The State ^ | January 6, 2012 | ADAM BEAM
    Three days after cancelling appearances in South Carolina and returning to Texas to “reassess” his presidential campaign, Texas Gov. Rick Perry released a statement Friday saying he will compete nationwide. "As my campaign for president moves forward, our superior organization and resources allow me to compete nationwide, where I’m confident our unmatched jobs record, conservative fiscal and social policies, and status as the only Washington outsider can win over Republican voters," Perry said in a news release announcing he had filed paperwork to be listed on primary election ballots in Arizona, Illinois, Ohio, Vermont and Washington, D.C.
  • CNN/Time Poll: Romney and Santorum soar in South Carolina (Romney at 37% among "likely" voters)

    01/06/2012 10:13:31 AM PST · by C19fan · 58 replies
    CNN ^ | January 6, 2012 | Staff
    Mitt Romney's numbers in South Carolina are surging, and he now has a solid lead over his rivals for the Republican presidential nomination, according to a new survey of likely GOP primary voters in the Palmetto state. ......................................................... According to the poll, 37% of likely GOP primary voters in South Carolina say they are currently backing Romney ..................................................... Santorum and Gingrich are battling for second place, with Santorum at 19% and Gingrich at 18%
  • Rasmussen in SC: Romney 27, Santorum 24

    01/06/2012 7:29:18 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 61 replies
    Hotair ^ | 01/06/2012 | Ed Morrissey
    The last we saw of South Carolina polling three weeks ago, Newt Gingrich had a large lead over Mitt Romney, the only two candidates in double digits, and Rick Santorum tied Jon Huntsman for last place. My, how things have changed over the Christmas holidays. After their dead-heat finish in Iowa, Mitt Romney and Rick Santorum now lead the latest Rasmussen poll 27/24, respectively, and Gingrich has dropped to 18%: What a difference a caucus makes. Rick Santorum who two months ago had one percent (1%) support among likely South Carolina Republican Primary voters now is running a close second...
  • Stop Insider Trading Dead In Its Tracks

    01/06/2012 2:23:13 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Red State ^ | January 5, 2012 | Rick Perry
    Earlier this week, the Chicago Tribune ran a little noted editorial on the insider trading scandal plaguing Congress, calling out phony efforts to reform the rules and demanding that we finally put a stop to this outrageous and unethical behavior. If you haven’t read the editorial yet, I recommend you do because while the professional political punditry class is more interested in superfluous items like the political horse race and candidate attire, the reality is that members of both parties in Washington, D.C., are abusing their positions and ordinary Americans have had enough. As the editorial notes, “’60 Minutes’ reported...
  • WSJ: Can Perry Come Back?

    01/05/2012 1:16:43 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 196 replies
    Wall Street Journal ^ | January 5, 2012 | Stephen Moore
    National conservative leaders are wondering who, if anyone, can stop Mitt Romney from walking off with the Republican nomination after his narrow win in Iowa and his expected comfortable victory in New Hampshire next week. The name that keeps surfacing is Rick Perry, which says a lot about the desperation that the anti-Romney forces are feeling now. [snip] Perry insiders say that the plausible course forward for the candidate is to make this a one-on-one race with Mr. Romney so that the conservative vote doesn't split in two, three or four ways. South Carolina has a history of deciding the...
  • Daydreaming about a President Perry

    01/05/2012 2:15:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 54 replies
    American Thinker ^ | January 5, 2012 | Alicia Colon
    .....It's too bad that his confrontation with Politico reporter Mike Allen didn't come earlier in the campaign, because "You got a name?" makes a great sound bite on how to treat the left-wing media ambushes. It would also be the way he would probably confront world leaders who are not operating in our best interests -- firm but unwavering. One thing is for certain: a president Perry would not be bowing to any Saudi potentate or any other world leader. ......Frankly, I don't think pragmatism is what is called for at this time. Slash-and-burn is what is needed to reduce...
  • Perry, Perry, Quite Contrary

    01/05/2012 2:06:28 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 30 replies
    New York Times ^ | January 5, 2012 | Nate Silver
    You’re not going to lose a lot of bets by inferring that a candidate who says he is “suspending” his campaign is in fact about to drop out. But Rick Perry’s reconsideration of his role in the Republican nomination race appears to have been genuine and he is pressing forward for the time being. Why did Mr. Perry decide to remain in the race? Knowing the answer is crucial to understanding whether Mr. Perry has any chance of mounting a comeback — and how his decision might reverberate upon Mitt Romney and the other Republican candidates. Let me posit two...
  • Rick Perry: Perhaps Not Out of This Race Yet!

    01/04/2012 8:47:50 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 203 replies · 1+ views
    National Review Online ^ | Januarey 4, 2012 | Jim Geraghty
    Last night, I wondered if four of the “Not Romneys” would “have the self-control to stop hitting the other Not Romneys and focus on Romney?” For much of this morning, it appeared there would be two fewer of them, with indications that Perry and Bachmann would depart the race. But now, perhaps not; Perry’s personal Twitter account just chirped, “And the next leg of the marathon is the Palmetto State…Here we come South Carolina!!!” It featured this photo:
  • A Case For Rick Perry or Mitt Romney

    01/04/2012 5:22:25 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 46 replies
    Townhall ^ | January 4, 2012 | Jeff Carter
    Many point to the fact that different Republican candidates have captured our fancy over the past few months as a sign of weakness. In fact, it’s a sign of strength. Everyone is calling the field weak. Maybe it’s that there are a lot of facets to being President and actually we know that each and everyone of the candidates on the dais are better than the current occupant of the oval office. Republicans just want to let them macerate and pick the best one. The field may be stronger than the congnescenti think. I haven’t picked a horse to back,...
  • Rick Perry to "reassess" campaign

    01/03/2012 10:02:42 PM PST · by Bigtigermike · 147 replies · 1+ views
    CBS NEWS ^ | Tuesday January 3, 2012
    After a disappointing fifth-place finish in Tuesday's Iowa caucuses, Texas Governor Rick Perry said he is going home to Texas to assess "whether there is a path forward for myself in this race." "With the voters' decision tonight in Iowa, I've decided to return to Texas, assess the results of tonight's caucus, determine whether there is a path forward for myself in this race," Perry told supporters at the end of the night. The candidate, once considered a frontrunner in the race for the GOP nomination, earned just 10 percent on Tuesday's contest with more
  • Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry compete for the Tim Tebow vote: Scenes from the caucuses

    01/03/2012 11:38:37 AM PST · by trumandogz · 7 replies
    yahoo ^ | 1.3.12 | Rachel Rose Hartman |
    DES MOINES, Iowa--He's mentioned during the presidential candidates' speeches. His image appears in their political ads. Is Tim Tebow the new Ronald Reagan? What does a young NFL quarterback have to do with politics? Nothing, really. But the born-again athlete's star power and popularity have prompted several of the presidential candidates to try to hook themselves to his star. A political action committee supporting Bachmann is the latest to get in on the Tebow comparison, running TV ads in Iowa that liken her to the 24-year-old born-again Christian.
  • Rick Perry works Iowa by pumping Texas

    01/03/2012 5:48:32 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Politico ^ | January 2, 2012 | JAMES HOHMANN
    ....“You’ve got a choice, and that choice is in a governor who has a track record of creating jobs,” Perry told a standing crowd of about 175 in a packed hotel ballroom here in the town that shares his name. “We understand how to compete.” ....No other candidate in the race talks about their home state anything like the way Perry does about his. Michele Bachmann behaves as though if she represents Iowa in the House, not Minnesota. Mitt Romney seems to downplay his history in Massachusetts, highlighting instead the vacation home he owns in New Hampshire. Newt Gingrich represented...
  • Rick Perry’s Perry, Iowa Rally-most patriotic event ever, or most patriotic event of all time?

    01/03/2012 1:30:31 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 84 replies
    Washington Post ^ | January 2, 2012 | Alexandra Petri
    Perry,Iowa — After witnessing the Perry rally in Perry, Iowa, I have a sudden urge to rush out, purchase a firearm, and start rearing eagles. And if it had that effect on me, you know it was potent stuff. The Perry rally at the HotelPattee was far, far nicer than the Santorum rally. Santorum stood on the stairs and addressed a tepid crowd of people without amplification, only four of whom were holding signs, while someone vacuumed in the background. Perry had a country music performer entertaining crowds in a nice room that Santorum seemed unaware was part of the...
  • Rick Perry Ends Campaign Day in Perry, Iowa

    01/02/2012 6:40:20 PM PST · by Quicksilver · 58 replies
    C-SPAN ^ | January 2, 2012
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  • CA lawmakers in Iowa to boost Rick Perry; watch new “pig” attack ad blistering Santorum

    01/02/2012 2:31:45 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    Houston Chronicle ^ | January 2, 2012
    With less than 48 hours until Iowans kick off the GOP caucuses, a crowd of California lawmakers have joined Steve Forbes, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal and other supporters making a final push for Texas Gov. Rick Perry. California Assemblymembers Dan Logue, Shannon Grove, Brian Jones and Curt Hagman have all hit the ground in the Hawkeye State Iowa Monday, ready for duty. Logue, in a phone interview, just told us that “Iowa is going to do well for Perry — and this is just the first step of many steps.”
  • Perry packs events into last day before caucus [Marcus Luttrell and Larry Gatlin]

    01/02/2012 12:21:12 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 115 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | January 2, 2012 | Christy Hoppe
    Rick Perry gave two network and one local affiliate interviews this morning, starting at 5:45 a.m., reiterating his closing lines in Iowa, which are he's the non-Washington insider and he's the only social conservative with the money and campaign organization to run a national campaign. ...Perry hits three cities today on his last major trip across Iowa, ending tonight in - fittingly - a town called Perry. He's traveling with flat-tax proponent Steve Forbes, friend and decorated former Navy Seal Marcus Luttrell, Louisiana Gov. Bobby Jindal, Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback, Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, Congressman Sam Graves [Missouri], Congressman Mick...
  • Score One for Perry

    01/02/2012 10:20:59 AM PST · by Nachum · 79 replies ^ | 1/2/12 | Jeremy Crow
    It's about time one of the candidates come right out and call the media's bluff. One thing you learn in the real world is that when someone quotes an anonymous source often it is because they don't have the balls to state that it is their own opinion. Not a big Perry fan but he gets my Kudos today. Now if more people in the GOP field in particular would just refuse to answer questions without credible sources I think we would be getting somewhere.
  • Rick Perry joined on stump today by Navy SEAL he helped [Marcus Luttrell]

    01/02/2012 3:11:08 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 64 replies
    Boston Globe ^ | January 2, 2012
    DES MOINES - As Texas Governor Rick Perry makes his final pre-caucus appearances before Iowa voters today, he will be joined on the stump by a figure who’s well-known locally: 2000 presidential candidate Steve Forbes. ....But also joining Perry will be someone who once preferred to live in the shadows: former Navy SEAL Marcus Luttrell. He received the Navy Cross after surviving a vicious 2005 battle in which three of his fellow SEALs were killed when they were discovered inside Afghanistan while pursuing a Taliban leader. Luttrell later wrote about the experience in his book, “The Lone Survivor.” It is...
  • 'Perry's posse' volunteers ride to Iowa as caucuses near

    01/02/2012 2:04:42 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 22 replies
    Star-Telegram ^ | January 2, 2011 | Dave Montgomery
    DES MOINES, Iowa -- Ask Patrick Burke why he is spending a frigid, blustery New Year's Day in Iowa trying to help Rick Perry's presidential campaign, and he responds with a sobering answer. Burke, from the North Texas town of Allen, says he is battling mesothelioma, an aggressive cancer, and isn't sure how long he may live. Fulfilling a civic commitment by participating in a presidential campaign -- specifically Perry's -- is on his "bucket list" of things he wants to accomplish before he dies, Burke says. The 55-year-old Air Force veteran and former lawman is one of hundreds of...
  • Headed for a Photo Finish in Iowa (PPP Poll: Paul-20, Mitt-19, Santorum-18, Newt-14, Perry-10)

    01/01/2012 9:31:16 PM PST · by TBBT · 134 replies
    PPP ^ | 1/1/2012 | PPP
    Raleigh, N.C. – The Republican caucus in Iowa is headed for a photo finish, with the three leading contenders all within two points of each other. Ron Paul is at 20%, Mitt Romney at 19%, and Rick Santorum at 18%. Rounding out the field are Newt Gingrich at 14%, Rick Perry at 10%, Michele Bachmann at 8%, Jon Huntsman at 4%, and Buddy Roemer at 2%.
  • Gov. Perry Pockets Salary, Pension

    12/31/2011 6:32:48 PM PST · by CedarDave · 48 replies · 2+ views
    The Albuquerque Journal ^ | December 31, 2011 | Thomas Cole
    Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry is a so-called double dipper, collecting a state government pension and salary totaling more than $240,000. Perry’s disclosure that he “retired” this year while still governor of Texas has become somewhat of an issue in the days leading up to the GOP presidential caucuses in Iowa on Tuesday. Given New Mexico’s distaste for double dipping by public employees, I thought you might want to know more. We banned the practice for most state and local government workers in 2010. Perry, 61, filed a financial disclosure this month with the Federal Election Commission showing he is...
  • Is Rick Perry the Iowa Dark Horse?

    12/31/2011 4:20:30 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 124 replies
    The Atlantic ^ | December 31, 2011 | Molly Ball
    ....... Perry is still the affable governor of Texas, and voters still want to like him, which has become easier since he's mostly stopped screwing up all the time... ...He tells the crowd that the small towns of Iowa are just like the small towns of Texas, where he grew up: "The same people, the same values." As the days to the caucuses wane, Perry has things other candidates would kill for: Crowds who want to meet him, ads all over the airwaves, a decent ground organization, an anti-Washington message people are hungry for, and terrific hair. The question is...
  • Perry trying to make a comeback in Iowa

    12/31/2011 1:55:13 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 36 replies
    Los Angeles Times ^ | December 31, 2011 | James Oliphant
    ........There remains no one in the GOP field quite like Perry, a plain-speaking governor from a sprawling, Southwestern state who, when he says he's never been a creature of Washington, is telling it straight. With the debates behind him, he's been able to play to his strengths, his record as an 11-year governor, his anti-government attitude, and his capacity to bond with voters through allusions to faith, farm work and military service. But there's no doubt he has altered his approach. Gone are the days when he tried to stand toe-to-toe with front-runner Mitt Romney and boast about his job-creation...
  • Perry Campaign’s Amateur Hour (Perry campaign coordinating with Redstate to trash Santorum)

    12/31/2011 8:46:05 AM PST · by teg_76 · 47 replies
    The Other McCain ^ | 12/31/11 | Stacy McCain
    The secret to an effective “oppo dump” is to leave no fingerprints. The campaign trying to push negative information about its rival into the media strives to obscure the origin of the attack. If the Rick Perry campaign thinks that delivering its opposition research files to Erick Erickson is an effective messaging technique — well, good luck with that. And the fact that the “oppo dump” doesn’t indicate any wrongdoing by the targeted candidate? Hey, if desperation was a cologne fragrance, you’d reek of it.
  • Rick Perry campaign plays blame game

    12/31/2011 9:34:29 AM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 68 replies · 1+ views ^ | December 31, 2011 | MARTIN and HABERMAN
    With a revamped message and a significant TV presence here, Rick Perry is hoping to revive his disappointing presidential campaign with a surprise finish Tuesday. But even as they hold out hope that Perry can find a way back into contention, some of his advisers have begun laying the groundwork to explain how the Texas governor bombed so dramatically in a race that he seemed to control for a brief period upon his entry in August. Their explanations for the nosedive come against the backdrop of a campaign riven by an intense, behind-the-scenes power struggle that took place largely between...
  • Can Perry's recent crowds translate into votes?

    12/30/2011 2:10:24 PM PST · by Quicksilver · 41 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 30, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    WATERLOO, Iowa -- Rick Perry's events have taken a turn for the crowded. He'll arrive, typically, to find that a coffee shop built to accommodate 75 people is crammed with up to twice that many, spilling out the door and jammed into every available corner. The crowds are excited, too. They'll murmur "mmm-hmms" and exclaim "yeahs!" as he winds through his stump speech, breaking into loud applause when he calls for a balanced budget amendment, a part-time Congress and the end of Obamacare. Despite the excitement and enthusiasm, though, the Texas governor remains very firmly stuck in the middle of...
  • New poll finds Romney and Paul in neck-and-neck battle for Iowa (Gingrich 5th pace)

    12/30/2011 4:41:59 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 95 replies
    The Hill ^ | December 30, 2011 | Jonathan Easley
    Mitt Romney and Ron Paul are battling for the top spot in Iowa but the second tier of candidates is closing in, according to a NBC News-Marist poll released on Friday. Romney leads the poll of likely Iowa caucus-goers at 23 percent, followed by Paul at 21 percent. However, the second tier of candidates, led by Rick Santorum and Rick Perry, are suddenly within striking distance of the frontrunners. Santorum came in third at 15 percent, followed by Perry at 14 percent. Newt Gingrich has fallen to fifth place at 13 percent. The former House speaker led the same poll...
  • Gov. Perry Encourages Home School Families [Address to Texas Home School Association]

    12/30/2011 1:14:36 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 25 replies
    Office of the Governor of Texas ^ | April 7, 2009 | Rick Perry
    April 07, 2009 • Speech to Texas Home School Association Thank you, Tim [Lambert, President, Texas Home School Coalition], for those kind words, and thank you for all you do to equip, inform and defend home school families in our states. It is an honor to be here with some of our state’s most gifted students and most committed teachers: the members of the Texas Home School Coalition. My parents didn’t home school me, but the size of our rural community made it seem that they were practically in the classroom with me, given the way that news of my...
  • Gov. Perry: Texas Knows Best How to Educate Our Students

    12/30/2011 1:05:11 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 6 replies
    Office of the Governor of Texas ^ | January 13, 2010 | Rick Perry
    January 13, 2010: Gov. Perry: Texas Knows Best How to Educate Our Students - Texas will not apply for Federal Race to the Top Funding Gov. Rick Perry today announced that Texas will not submit an application for federal Race to the Top education funds. Despite tremendous education successes, Texas’ application would be penalized by the U.S. Department of Education for refusing to commit to adopt national curriculum standards and tests and to incur ongoing costs. “Texas is on the right path toward improved education, and we would be foolish and irresponsible to place our children’s future in the hands...
  • Perry's final days?

    12/29/2011 8:36:41 PM PST · by 2ndDivisionVet · 37 replies
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry is pretty much done for if he finishes too poorly in Iowa, where he has spent far and away the most of any candidate. Politico’s Mike Allen reports that “Rick Perry is the king of the airwaves,” having spent about $2.9 million on ads in December alone. His super PAC has spent an additional $1.3 million. Yet in the CNN-Opinion Research poll released Wednesday, Perry is in fifth place in Iowa at 11 percent. In RealClearPolitics’ average of Iowa polls, Perry is in fourth, with 12 percent. Perry’s days are numbered if he spends more than...
  • U.S. District Court in Virginia Expedites Rick Perry’s Ballot Access Lawsuit

    12/29/2011 11:59:17 AM PST · by smoothsailing · 105 replies
    Ballot Access News ^ | 12-29-2011 | Richard Winger
    U.S. District Court in Virginia Expedites Rick Perry’s Ballot Access Lawsuit Richard Winger December 29th, 2011 U.S. District Court Judge John A. Gibney of Virginia has set a hearing in Rick Perry’s presidential primary ballot access lawsuit. He will consider Perry’s request for injunctive relief on January 13. In the meantime, he has established a briefing schedule, and also has instructed attorneys for Perry to communicate with all other Republican presidential primary candidates who had filed a declaration of candidacy, to explain to them how they may intervene in the lawsuit. This shows foresight and thoughtfulness on the part of...
  • Santorum 'proud' of earmarks amid Perry attack

    12/29/2011 1:36:38 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 42 replies
    MSNBC - First Read ^ | December 29, 2011 | Michael O'Brien
    Former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum said Thursday that he's "proud" of the money he brought back to his state by way of earmarks, rebuffing new attacks by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Santorum said that if he were elected president, he would oppose earmarks -- the process by which a lawmaker directs spending to a particular project -- because Congress had placed a temporary moratorium on the practice. But he didn't back down from new attacks this morning by Perry, who labeled the surging Santorum a "prolific earmarker," and launched a radio ad, to boot, echoing that charge. "If you look...
  • Perry Gets Virginia Ballot Court Date (asking other candidates to join suit)

    12/29/2011 12:21:05 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 10 replies
    Fox News ^ | December 29, 2011 | Lexi Stemple
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry's campaign has gotten its court date in Virginia. U.S. District Judge John Gibney Jr. has set a hearing on the validity of Virginia's primary ballot for Jan 13th. Before that hearing, the judge is requiring that the Perry campaign reach out to the other Republican candidates, to see if they would be interested in joining either side of the suit. Perry Communications director Ray Sullivan says the campaign will "respect and abide by that order." In fact, Sullivan says Perry would "welcome other candidate involvement." Virginia has some of the country's toughest ballot requirements. Only two...
  • Va. GOP defends ballot, Gingrich cries foul

    12/29/2011 4:33:17 AM PST · by markomalley · 62 replies
    Washington Examiner ^ | 12/29/11 | Steve Contorno
    The fight to place all seven Republican presidential candidates on Virginia's primary ballot is moving toward the courts while one candidate bumped from the ballot, Newt Gingrich, insisted Wednesday that he was the victim of fraud. The conservative Citizens for the Republic and former Democratic Party of Virginia Chairman Paul Goldman said Wednesday that Virginia failed to follow its own laws in determining which candidates should make the ballot. The state delegated its duties to the political parties without double-checking their work, Goldman said. Virginia requires candidates to submit signatures from 10,000 registered voters, including 400 from each of the...
  • CNN Poll of New Hampshire

    12/28/2011 8:37:17 PM PST · by campaignPete R-CT · 37 replies · 1+ views
    New Hampshire CNN Poll released today: Romney 44% Paul 17% Gingrich 16% Huntsman 9% RS 4 MB 3 RPerry 2 none 5
  • Perry files emergency motion to get name on Va. primary ballot

    12/28/2011 1:10:59 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 35 replies
    Richmond Times-Dispatch ^ | December 28, 2011 | Andrew Cain
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry today filed an emergency motion in U.S. District Court in Richmond seeking an injunction ordering the State Board of Elections to print presidential primary ballots with his name. Perry filed suit in federal court Tuesday challenging his exclusion from the March 6 primary ballot, naming the three members of the elections board and Pat Mullins, chairman of the state Republican Party. Perry is urging a judge to bar the elections board and Mullins from enforcing the state residency requirement for people who collect petition signatures for ballot access.
  • Perry filed an emergency motion seeking temporary restraining order on VA ballot printing

    12/28/2011 12:36:41 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 87 replies
    December 28, 2011 | Vanity
    Perry's lawyers said a preliminary injunction was necessary since the deadline to print ballots in Virginia will be in two to three weeks. “In the absence of a preliminary injunction, plaintiff will suffer irreparable harm,” per filing. The case is Perry v. Judd, 3:11-cv-856, U.S. District Court, Eastern District of Virginia in Richmond.
  • Perry Suing to Get on Virginia Ballot

    12/28/2011 10:25:14 AM PST · by sheikdetailfeather · 40 replies
    In a press release, the Perry campaign sites examples of cases it which it claims similar out-of-state petition requirement have been struck down. The campaign goes on the say the Virginia Republican Party has the power to tell the Virginia Board of Election which candidates should be on the ballot.
  • Perry Campaign Sues to Get on Virginia Ballot

    12/28/2011 1:52:30 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 20 replies · 1+ views
    National Journal ^ | December 27, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign said on Tuesday that it is filing a lawsuit to get on the ballot in the Virginia primary election after state officials announced last week that he failed to turn in the requisite 10,000 signatures. "Virginia ballot access rules are among the most onerous and are particularly problematic in a multicandidate election,” said Perry campaign Communications Director Ray Sullivan in a statement. “We believe that the Virginia provisions unconstitutionally restrict the rights of candidates and voters by severely restricting access to the ballot, and we hope to have those provisions overturned or modified to provide...
  • Bachmann and Perry Fight for Votes in Southwest Iowa

    12/28/2011 1:33:52 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 21 replies
    The Iowa Republican ^ | December 28, 2011 | Kevin Hall
    Michele Bachmann and Rick Perry are competing for many of the same voters. They’re even trudging similar paths. Both launched their final week of campaigning before the Iowa Caucus with events in Council Bluffs. They also spent the day spreading their conservative message throughout southwest Iowa. However, the dual appearances in Council Bluffs provided stark contrasts. Bachmann’s campaign scheduled a visit to the tiny Scooter’s coffee shop. It was primarily an opportunity for Bachmann to receive media coverage from the Omaha TV market. Only a handful of local voters showed up, but media from around the country attended. Bachmann arrived...
  • Perry toughens anti-abortion stance

    12/28/2011 12:54:06 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies · 1+ views
    CBS News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Rebecca Kaplan
    ...What brought about the change? Perry said he was moved by a woman he met who appeared in former Arkansas Gov. Mike Huckabee's movie, "The Gift of Life," which he screened in Des Moines on Dec. 14. The woman has been conceived during a rape, and Perry said she told him, "My life has worth." He described the moment as "powerful." The next day, he signed the Personhood USA pledge. ….”Verwers asked Perry about his signature on a pledge from the anti-abortion group Personhood USA that requires candidates to oppose abortion for any reason. Verwers said Perry told him at...
  • American Bishop Gene Robinson condemns Rick Perry’s anti-gay promotion

    12/27/2011 9:00:00 PM PST · by WilliamIII · 39 replies
    ATV Today ^ | Dec. 16 2011 | Ian Westhead
    The USA’s first openly gay Episcopal bishop, Gene Robinson, has responded to presidential hopeful Rick Perry's anti-gay TV promotion suggesting that "it must break God's heart to see religion used in a political campaign like this." Bishop Robinson of the Episcopal Church showed his distaste in a TV interview with MSNBC and also by writing an opinion piece in the Washington Post newspaper. Perry had stated in his commercial that “You don’t need to be in the pew every Sunday to know there’s something wrong in this country when gays can serve openly in the military but our kids can’t...
  • BREAKING: Rick Perry Files Lawsuit To Get On Virginia Primary Ballot

    12/27/2011 3:48:28 PM PST · by TBBT · 249 replies ^ | 12/27/2011 | Zeke Miller
    Texas Gov. Rick Perry has filed suit in federal court against the Virginia Republican Party and the Virginia Board of Elections in order to gain a spot on the Commonwealth's primary ballot. Perry was excluded after the party found he had not submitted enough valid signatures by the deadline last Thursday. His campaign submitted 6,000 of the required 10,000, according to the suit. The lawsuit alleges that Perry's 1st and 14th Amendment rights were violated by the requirement that those circulating the petitions also be eligible or registered voters of Virginia. Failure to get on the ballot is a major...
  • Iowa rep behind "bigot protection" bill emcees Perry event

    12/27/2011 1:19:06 PM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 11 replies
    Dallas Morning News ^ | December 27, 2011 | Todd J. Gillman/
    CLARINDA, Iowa - Gov. Rick Perry stumped this afternoon with a conservative state lawmaker who promoted legislation that would allow religious nonprofits and small businesses to refuse to serve gay couples whose marriage offends their religious views. State Rep. Richard Anderson, R-Clarinda, made headlines in Iowa earlier this year for pushing the legislation, which died in the Legislature in February. Critics dubbed it a "bigot protection" bill. Supporters called it an effort to protect "religious conscience." His introduction of Perry Tuesday at a town hall-type event was notable instead for the fact that he referred to Perry as the governor...
  • Rick Perry Resumes Iowa Bus Tour, Hammers GOP Opponents

    12/27/2011 11:18:29 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 37 replies · 1+ views
    ABC ^ | December 27, 2011 | Arlette Saenz
    ....“You don’t have to settle for Washington and Wall Street insiders who supported the Wall Street bailout and Obamacare individual mandate. You don’t have to resign yourself to voting for wasteful Washington spending culture of earmarks and of deficits and this ever rising debt that we’ve got,” said Perry. “You don’t have to vote for a candidate who would allow Iran to wipe Israel off the face of the earth and then ultimately America. You don’t have to you don’t have to stand for that. You don’t have to settle for that.” “I’m the limited government conservative in this campaign...
  • The Top Ten Best (and Worst) Communicators of 2011 (Perry and Obama are ranked)

    12/27/2011 9:50:09 AM PST · by Cincinatus' Wife · 14 replies
    Decker Communications ^ | Brian and Kelly Decker
    .....5. Rick Perry had the most publicized communication failure of the year with his brain freeze in remembering his third point in a very public setting. The Rule of Three is good, but you don’t want to say “There are three things…” in advance in a very public forum such as a Presidential Debate unless you know you will remember them. Or have them in your notes. So he could have topped the Worst list with that faux pax along with his early amateurish debate performances, marked by halting mannerisms, jerky style and hostile attacks. But he’s here in the...