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Sen. Hutchison’s Position on UI Wrong for Texas

August 19, 2009
"Sen. Hutchison clearly does not understand unemployment insurance. As world-renowned economist and President Reagan economic advisor Arthur Laffer explains, “Accepting more federal money now will permanently increase costs on employers of Texas later once the one-time federal funds run out.”

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Texas Chemical Council Endorses Governor Perry

Today, the Texas Chemical Council (TCC) officially announced their endorsement of Governor Rick Perry for re-election.

“I am thankful to have the support of the Chemical Council, whose member companies represent an integral part of our state’s economy and are providing jobs for hardworking Texans,” said Gov. Perry. “I am proud of our state’s chemical industry and look forward to helping maintain its strength in the years to come.”

A longtime champion of causes important to the Texas chemical industry, Gov. Perry stood up to federally proposed cap-and-trade legislation and regulation of CO2 by the Environmental Protection Agency.

"Governor Rick Perry is a proven leader who has solidified Texas' reputation as the best state in the nation to do business through policies that attract capital investment and generate high-paying, high-quality jobs that sustain our state’s economy,” said TCC President and CEO Hector L. Rivero. “As a major economic engine since the 1940s, the chemical industry is among the first high-tech industries in Texas and continues to be an innovator through advanced research and development."

Find the full Press Release regarding the endorsement here.

For more information about the Texas Chemical Council visit their website here.

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Texas Chemical Council Endorses Rick Perry for Governor

August 19, 2009
“Governor Rick Perry is a proven leader who has solidified Texas’ reputation as the best state in the nation to do business through policies that attract capital investment and generate high-paying, high-quality jobs that sustain our state’s economy,” said TCC President and CEO Hector L. Rivero. “As a major economic engine since the 1940s, the chemical industry is among the first high-tech industries in Texas and continues to be an innovator through advanced research and development.

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Perry Campaign Manager Calls on Sen. Hutchison to Release Tax Returns

August 18, 2009
AUSTIN - Texans for Rick Perry campaign manager Rob Johnson today called on Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison to make her tax returns available to the public. “Transparency is vital for an open and honest government,” said campaign manager Rob Johnson. “Just as Governor Perry has always done, Senator Hutchison should come clean and immediately release her tax returns. The public has a right to know what she is hiding and how her actions as a senator may have affected her personal finances.” The Senate Ethics Committee explicitly warned Ray Hutchison in 1995 to avoid situations where federal funding for his clients involved Sen. Hutchison. However, Sen. Hutchison has continually directed billions in taxpayer dollars (earmarks) to projects her husband’s law firm represents. In fact, the same day Sen. Hutchison announced her candidacy for Texas governor, she said that she would not resign from the Senate until she met the appropriations needs of three specific projects represented by her husband’s law firm – Dallas’ Trinity River, Houston Metro and DART.

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Hutchison’s rough start to the campaign

August 18, 2009
Galveston Daily News
TJ Aulds
Kay Bailey Hutchison’s kick-off event for her gubernatorial campaign didn’t go exactly as scripted Monday morning. Actually, it got off to a rough start. For beginners, her main opponent, Gov. Rick Perry, welcomed Hutchison back to her hometown of La Marque by parking a truck carrying a large sign that read “Kay Bailout Express: Delivering record debt, pork and bailouts since 1993.” The sign was parked in the La Marque High School parking lot to greet everyone, including Hutchison’s motorcade. Then the campaign's event announcer — who appeared to be a contractor hired to set up the sound system — had a hard time pronouncing candidate's hometown correctly. La Marque (Luh-Mark) was pronounced Luh-Mark-EE by the announcer not once, not twice, but three times. The Hutchison campaign staff seemed oblivious to the fact that, at an event staged as a homecoming for their boss, someone was mispronouncing the hometown.

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