How You Can Support Veterans Today.

On this Veteran's Day, take a few moments out of your day to say thank you to the soldiers and vets in your life.

One way you can honor our veterans is by contributing to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Soldiers and their families will receive 100% of all funds. Please write "Community Response to 11/5" on the memo line of your checks and mail them to this address:

The Central Texas- Fort Hood Chapter
Association of the US Army
Attn: Community Response to 11/5
PO Box 10700
Killeen, TX 76547-0700

AUSA is playing a critical role in helping our military families recover from the tragedy at Ft. Hood last week. Let's help AUSA help our veterans.

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More Great Endorsements For Governor Rick Perry!

More great news for Texans for Rick Perry just keeps coming in. The Texas Society of Anesthesiologists PAC today endorsed Governor Rick Perry for reelection.

Their endorsement comes on the heels of other big endorsements over the past several days, including the Texas Medical Association, the Texas Association of Builders, the Texas Association of Manufacturers, and the Texas Association of Realtors.

These groups and dozens of others have all given their support to Governor Rick Perry, because they know he is committed to keeping Texas growing and open for business. The Governor's steadfast dedication to limited government and free enterprise has helped Texas weather this economic storm better than the nation as a whole.

Add your endorsement at, and be sure to get your friends and family involved in the Perry campaign!

Governor Rick Perry. Texas values. Proven leadership.

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Have Lunch with Governor Perry!

Here's your chance to have lunch with Governor Perry! Introducing: a new online challenge from Rick as the campaign sprints onward towards the March primary.

Governor Perry has tentatively scheduled lunch at his campaign headquarters in Austin on March 8th. A very small group of online activists will be invited, and this is an opportunity to reserve your seat.

Every person who donates at any level to Governor Perry’s 2010 reelection campaign between Monday, November 9th, at 11AM, and Friday, November 13th, at 5PM will have a chance to win a seat! We will draw names—one from each of the following donation levels:


Four participants will be invited to lunch with Governor Perry. When you choose your level, your name will be placed in the hat, and your generous contribution will help Rick continue to spread his conservative vision for Texas on the way to victory in March!

To participate, visit, and fill out the form.

Good luck and God bless!

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How You Can Help Ft. Hood.

Our fellow Americans need your help.

As Governor Perry said in response to the tragedy at Ft. Hood, "the Texas family suffered a significant loss with the tragedy at Fort Hood. Along with all Texans, Anita and I are keeping those affected by today’s incidents in our thoughts and prayers.

We are deeply saddened by these events, but resolve to continue supporting our troops and protecting our citizens.

To honor those who lost their lives Thursday, I have ordered that all Texas flags be lowered to half-staff until Sunday, and ask all Texans to pray for the victims, their families and the extended Fort Hood community."

We all grieve today.

One way you can help is by contributing to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Soldiers and their families will receive 100% of all funds. Please write "Community Response to 11/5" on the memo line of your checks and mail them to this address:

The Central Texas- Fort Hood Chapter
Association of the US Army
Attn: Community Response to 11/5
PO Box 10700
Killeen, TX 76547-0700

For additional updates on the situation, please visit the Governor's official state website.

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Online Challenge: Get Your Perry 2010 Sweatshirt Today!

Campaign gear has arrived at the Perry 2010 headquarters, and now's your chance to sport a Perry 2010 sweatshirt/hoodie as the weather gets cooler and the election gets closer. This is your opportunity to get one at no charge.

A new online challenge: anyone who uses their personal fundraising page (get yours at ) to get 10 donations of $10 or more before Saturday, November 7th, at 5pm, will receive the sweatshirt pictured below in blue or gray.

This task is easier than you might think! With a click of the mouse, you can share your personal fundraising link with friends and family through email, facebook, and twitter. A personal follow-up call to your contacts, highlighting Governor Perry's record of fiscal responsibility and conservative values, will have your friends making an investment in good government.

Good luck and God bless!

Governor Perry's Campaign Store

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VIDEO: Thoughts from Texas First Lady Anita Perry, about her husband, Governor Rick Perry.

A few thoughts from Texas First Lady Anita Perry, about her husband, Governor Rick Perry:

Governor Perry needs your support. Visit to get involved. You can also become an online fundraiser for Governor Perry by visiting

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VIDEO: Governor Perry discusses health care on Fox Business News.

Governor Perry sat down in studio with David Asman of Fox Business News to discuss health care issues. Watch for yourself:

Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook. It's easy. Just visit and "become a supporter." Don't forget to share the page with your friends, as well.

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Governor Perry Promoting Texas: "Wide Open For Business"

Governor Perry promoting Texas business at NASDAQ

Governor Perry led a delegation of Texas business and community leaders to New York City for two days this week to meet with site selectors and CEOs to promote Texas as the best state to relocate or expand a business.

The Wall Street Journal explains that businesses and middle class people are fleeing New York. A NY-based center-right think tank, the Empire Center for New York State Policy, notes that Texas is one of the top states gaining displaced New Yorkers.

MSN Money explains that there is a "Texas premium" on U-Haul rental rates:

Want to move from Chicago (9.7% unemployment) to Houston (8.4% unemployment)? It will cost you $1,970. But it will cost only $449 to make the trip from Houston to Chicago. Los Angeles (11.8% unemployment) to Houston was $2,051, while Houston to Los Angeles was only $555.

San Francisco (10.7% unemployment) to Dallas (8.3% unemployment) will cost you $1,988. But the opposite will cost only $689. Boston to Dallas was $2,134, while Dallas to Boston was only $634.

Miami (10.8% unemployment) to Austin, Texas (7.2% unemployment), will cost $1,706. But the reverse will cost only $827. Similarly, Phoenix to Austin will cost $1,490, while Austin to Phoenix will cost only $654.

We might call these differences the "Texas premium" because regardless of location -- East Coast, West Coast or somewhere in between -- the migration appears to be to Texas. U-Haul is lowering the price drastically for anyone who is willing to move the equipment back.

Indeed, with an unemployment roughly 1.5 percent lower than the national average, Texas is doing comparatively well.

However, those numbers do reflect the fact that there are more families in every state who are out of work and facing uncertain times.

The Governor's ongoing commitment to folks looking for a job in these tough times is to keep pressing for economic development that will yield jobs and paychecks, not more government in our lives.

Bottom line: Governor Perry believes we cannot rest until every Texan who wants a job has a job.

Become a supporter of Governor Perry on Facebook today!

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Governor Rick Perry on Fox & Friends.

The Governor sat down with Gretchen Carlson on Fox & Friends this morning and discussed the state of the economy, Obamacare, the 10th Amendment, and tort reform, among other topics:

Governor Perry also stayed in the studio for the After the Show Show:

Be sure to follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself, and @GovPerry2010 for updates from the campaign. You can also check out Governor Perry on Facebook and more
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The Texas Economy.

While the nation remains in an economic slump, there are emerging signs of recovery in several Texas cities.

Eduardo Martinez, senior economist at Moody's, praised Texas for its relative economic strength:

"In Texas, it was a relatively mild recession," says Martinez. "All our projections are for quite a bit of growth. In terms of job creation, more people are moving out there, and families are getting bigger. The fundamentals for Texas are a lot stronger than those of other peer large states."

Indeed, seven Texas metro areas [Austin-Round Rock, Brownsville-Harlingen, Dallas-Plano-Irving, El Paso, Lubbock, McAllen-Edinburg-Pharr and San Antonio] are reported by Moody's Economy to be among the first cities in the nation to emerge from recession.

Late last week, Forbes also named all four major Texas metropolitan areas (Dallas-Ft. Worth, Houston, Austin, and San Antonio) among its top 10 of "America's Recession-Proof Cities To Retire In."

For those looking for a reason why Texas is performing better than the nation as a whole, CNN Money named Texas the number 2 tax haven in the country. Texas has also been praised in recent days for our innovative and successful lawsuit reform.

It's no accident that Texas continues receiving praise for our relative economic resilience. Ideas matter. Under Governor Rick Perry's proven leadership, our state is succeeding.

Follow Governor Rick Perry on twitter: @GovernorPerry, and be sure to get your campaign updates from @GovPerry2010.

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