Caterpillar groundbreaking: a sign of the times.

In 1835, after a political rival defeated Davy Crockett in his campaign for Congress, Crockett famously remarked to his fellow Tennesseans that they may all go to... well, you know where... and that he was going to Texas.

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Texans for Rick Perry Reports $6.6 million Cash-on-Hand: $4.7 million raised since July 1st

January 16, 2009

AUSTIN – Today the Texans for Rick Perry campaign reported more than $6.6 million cash-on-hand including $4,738,930 raised from July 1 – December 31.

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A proxy fight for the future of the GOP.

Now that the dust has settled from the 2008 election, the pundits are turning their attention to 2010. Texas Monthly's Paul Burka weighs in on the choice that GOP primary voters may have next year in the Governor's race:

...Is the party too conservative or not conservative enough? The Perry-Hutchison smackdown brings this question to the forefront; it is a proxy fight for the future of the GOP.

Two members of the same party could hardly have more divergent views....

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Will Franklin Joins Team Perry

Please welcome Will Franklin to the Governor’s team.

Will joins Texans for Rick Perry fresh off his role as Campaign Manager for the successful race of first-time candidate Ralph Sheffield of Temple. In the past, Will worked for the Texas Public Policy Foundation and served at the Texas Office of the Attorney General. He also earned valuable campaign experience around the country while employed by the College Republican National Committee as a Field Representative and—later—as Field Director. Will also interned on the Bush/Cheney 2000 campaign. Will has been owner and editor-in-chief of a political blog since January of 2005, attracting more than 2.3 million unique visitors in that time and earning mention on cable news, major newspapers, and talk radio, as well as honors from the Weblog Awards.

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Perry wants to give to taxpayers

January 14, 2009

Houston Chronicle

By: Clay Robison and Peggy Fikac

Despite a tightening budgetary outlook, Gov. Rick Perry said Tuesday that he wants to find a way to return some of the state's savings to taxpayers, perhaps in the form of additional school property tax cuts.

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