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::
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Hundreds of people braved triple-digit heat Friday evening on the Hopkins County Courthouse square to hear Gov. Rick Perry, U.S. Rep. Ralph Hall and others at a rally protesting government spending and taxation.
Well over 300 had arrived for the start of Friday’s Taxed Enough Already (TEA) Party Rally at 6:30 p.m., when the heat index was above 104 degrees. Virtually everyone stayed for the two-hour slate of speakers, with the crowd swelling by at least two hundred more by the time Perry arrived at 8 p.m. to thunderous applause.
It was a homecoming of sorts for the Texas governor, who said he spent many a summer of his childhood in Hopkins County.
The crowd rose to its feet in unison and rewarded the governor with a standing ovation that lasted a full 36 seconds.
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.
AUSTIN, TX – Texas Governor Rick Perry today made the following statement regarding Gov. Sarah Palin’s decision to step down.
“Sarah Palin is a good friend and accomplished governor who will continue to be a strong voice of conservatism in American politics. Her state and our country are better off as a result of her tenure as governor and her candidacy for vice president.
“I expect she will continue to work on the issues facing our country as conservatives strive to undo the damage being done by an out-of-control congress and federal government.”
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