Gov. Rick Perry has received the endorsement of Dr. Steve Hotze, president of the Conservative Republicans for Texas.
“I wholeheartedly support and endorse Governor Rick Perry for re-election in 2010,” said Dr. Hotze. “While the rest of the nation is facing economic disaster, Governor Perry has charted a course for continued prosperity in Texas. His insistence upon fiscal restraint in government and his advocacy of free enterprise and conservative values have made Texas the strongest and most financially sound state in the Union."
Dr. Steve Hotze, president of the Conservative Republicans for Texas
In recent weeks, Governor Perry has received an overwhelming array of endorsements for his 2010 re-election campaign-- from business groups, conservative groups, and law enforcement groups. The Perry endorsements have really only just begun, so stay tuned for more endorsements for Rick Perry in coming weeks.
The Texas pro-life community is firmly behind Rick Perry, as demonstrated by recent endorsements, including:
Pojman points out Gov. Perry has consistently and passionately supported laws protecting unborn babies and their mothers. Perry supported the Women's Right to Know Act (2003), the Prenatal Protection Act (2003), the parental consent law (2005), and funding for alternatives to abortions (2007, 2009).
In 2003, U.S. Sen. Kay Bailey Hutchison, who recently announced her candidacy for governor, showed her support for legalized abortion by voting for a resolution that stated, "It is the sense of the Senate that the decision of the Supreme Court in Roe v. Wade was appropriate and secures an important constitutional right; and such decision should not be overturned." (See Senate Roll Call No. 48, 108th
Congress, 1st Session.)
The pro-life community is backing Perry and so can you. Rick Perry needs your endorsement-- go to http://hq.rickperry.org and get started building your Perry network today!
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry has received the endorsement of Kyleen Wright, president of the Texans for Life Coalition, in his bid for re-election.
"Governor Perry is the most pro-life governor in the history of Texas,” said Wright. “Only the threat of his veto kept Planned Parenthood's allies from stripping parents of their right to control sex education in their communities and schools this past session. We are grateful for such a loyal friend."
Wright has spent more than 30 years working to protect innocent human life. She is the past president of Greater Tarrant Right to Life and served as vice president of Texans United for Life from 1994 to 2000. Wright has led Texans for Life, one of the state's largest pro-life organizations, since 2000. An experienced debater and public speaker, she is passionate about changing hearts and saving lives through education and legislation. As a single mother of four young men, she knows firsthand the importance of protecting and guiding young Texans to maintain our country’s strength well into the future.
“Texas is blessed to have such a strong and dedicated defender of life working on its behalf,” said Gov. Perry. “I am proud to have her endorsement in this upcoming election, and eager to continue in partnership with her and all pro-life advocates to champion the issues most important to preserving the sanctity of life in our state.”
Kyleen Wright joins the Texas Municipal Police Association, Texas Chemical Council, Texas Society of Professional Engineers, RNC Committeewoman Cathie Adams, Texas Right to Life, Houston Realty Business Coalition, Texas Apartment Association, Texas Republican County Chairman Association President Linda Rogers, Heidi Group Founder Carol Everett, Texas Alliance for Life, Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC and Texas Home School Coalition PAC in their endorsement of Gov. Perry.
Kyleen Wright, president of the Texans for Life Coalition
California is the most dysfunctional state in the country. The "liberal paradise" has astronomical taxes, severe unemployment, a massive and cumbersome state bureaucracy and an enormous budget deficit. Detroit, once the proud heart of American industry, is a ghost town. The high taxes in Michigan and the dominant control of the labor unions have sent employers fleeing in droves.
Though the entire country is reeling from the recession, some parts were spared the worst of the downturn. My mother and sister recently relocated from the northeast to Houston, and I spent most of the summer enduring the sweltering Texas heat. What surprised me the most - other than the fact that apparently not everyone in Texas wears a cowboy hat and boots-was how incredibly strong the economy is all across the state.
Some businesses in Texas are even thriving. Unemployment is well below the levels in Michigan or California. While most states are near bankruptcy, Texas has a budget surplus. More Fortune 500 Companies are based in Texas than any other state. The triangle formed by Dallas, Houston and San Antonio is the fastest-growing region in the country. Texas created more jobs last year than all the other states combined.