On July 4, Governor Perry attended the San Antonio TEA Party with thousands of his fellow patriots. The Governor was proud to be the first elected official to sign the S.A. TEA Party's Contract with the Constitution and introduce his good friend Marcus Luttrell. Watch for yourself::
The Governor and the campaign would love to connect with you online. As always, you can see the most up-to-date photos and other updates straight from Rick Perry on @GovernorPerry's Twitter page. If you are on Facebook, don't forget to add yourself as a Perry 2010 supporter.
Tonight in Sulphur Springs, Texas, Governor Perry spoke to a patriotic, fired-up crowd of T.E.A. party patriots. Watch a quick excerpt of the speech here:
Be sure to check back over the weekend and into early next week for more Independence Day T.E.A. party videos. Follow along with the action on Twitter, as well. You can follow @GovernorPerry for tweets straight from Governor Rick Perry, and check out @GovPerry2010 for updates from campaign staff. Also, don't forget to visit Governor Rick Perry's Flickr Photostream for lots of great photos.
Are you fired up for July 4 TEA party celebrations?
If you can't make it to a TEA party this Independence Day weekend, be sure to check in over the next few days at http://www.RickPerry.org for videos. In the meantime, if you are feeling nostalgic, don't miss this video from the April 15 TEA parties:
Below is a list of the TEA parties that Governor Perry will attend this weekend (note: the times listed are rough estimates of when Governor Perry will participate-- be sure to check the web for the most up-to-date information about individual TEA parties):
FRIDAY, JULY 3 7:30 PM in Sulphur Springs, TX
Hopkins County Courthouse
118 Church Street
Sulphur Springs, TX 75482
SATURDAY, JULY 4 12:30 PM in Rockwall, TX
Rockwall County Courthouse
101 East Rusk
Rockwall, TX 75087
3:15 PM in Austin, TX
Austin, TX 78701
7:15 PM in San Antonio, TX
Rio Cibolo Ranch
1101 Ullrich Road
Marion, TX 78124
Wednesday, Governor Perry linked up via webcam for a PJTV interview with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. The two discussed social media, Texas' balanced budget, cap and trade, tort reform, border security, and upcoming TEA parties. The Governor explained the four ways to keep a state on the right track: 1) keep taxes low; 2) keep your regulatory climate fair and predictable; 3) create a legal system that prevents oversuing; and 4) make education accountable. You can watch the entire interview here:
Yesterday, as midnight of June 30th approached, David White and Jonathon McClellan challenged one another to an online fundraising duel.
The results are in, and Jon is the clear winner. But, hold on, there is a twist to this story.
Jon raised $1875 from 11 donations online yesterday. David raised $1360 from 18 donations. In some ways, David's numbers (more individual contributors) are more impressive, but ultimately Jon gets the win.
Neither David nor Jon are content to let their fundraising duel end there. The stakes are now much, much higher:
This is going to be fun.
Create your own personal fundraising page at http://www.RickPerry.org/fundraise, and challenge yourself or your friends to your own goal. The June 30 reporting period deadline has come and gone, but the campaign is still raising money, and every 5 and 10 dollar contribution sends a statement that Governor Perry's principled, conservative leadership is what is right for Texas.
Monday, Governor Perry went on air with radio personalities Mark Davis and Michael Berry.
On the Mark Davis program, the Governor addressed some of the rumors about his future plans (he stated emphatically that he is running for reelection) and discussed several of the bills he signed and vetoed after the 81st legislative session.
On the Michael Berry program, the Governor spoke further about the bills he signed or vetoed, the "chubbing" of a ballot integrity measure by activist liberals in the legislature, and his plans for the future.
In both interviews, the Governor noted the many successes of the legislative session, including a balanced budget, a projected $9 billion surplus in the Rainy Day Fund, a solution for windstorm insurance along the coast, a tax cut for more than 40,000 small businesses, and putting a Constitutional Amendment on the ballot to prevent future Kelo-like private property rights abuses in Texas.