Petition: Secure the Border

If you are like Gov. Rick Perry, and you agree the federal government must take responsibility and secure our border, sign this petition.

Texas Municipal Police Association Endorses Gov. Rick Perry

August 18, 2009
AUSTIN – The Texas Municipal Police Association (TMPA) today endorsed Gov. Rick Perry as their candidate of choice in the 2010 Republican gubernatorial primary race. “Governor Perry has proven his desire to see that Texas law enforcement has the tools we need to protect the citizens and guests of this great state,” said Tom Gaylor, Deputy Executive Director of the Texas Municipal Police Association. "The public safety resources he has helped provide have been invaluable in our members’ efforts to secure our communities." “From law enforcement’s perspective, re-electing Governor Perry is the only choice,” said Sgt. Eddie Wilkerson, President of TMPA.

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Kay's Follies: Day 1

August 18, 2009
<p> <b><a href="http://www.statesman.com/search/content/editorial/stories/2009/08/18/0818herman_edit.html" title="Hutchison at first event: Rah, rah for good ol' days">Hutchison at first event: Rah, rah for good ol' days</a></b> </p> <p> <i>Austin American-Statesman</i> </p> <p> by Ken Herman </p> <p> August 18, 2009 </p> <p> LA MARQUE — The first time he said it, you weren't sure you had heard what you thought you heard. The second time, there was no doubt. </p> <p> The disembodied announcer voice at Kay Bailey Hutchison's gubernatorial campaign kickoff event was mispronouncing the name of her high school. </p> <p> La Marque (la mark) High School had been fancified to La Marquis (la mar-kee) High School. &quot;They keep saying it,&quot; a La Marque cheerleader said to a fellow cheerleader in the school gym where Hutchison announced her candidacy. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p> <p> <b><a href="http://blogs.galvnews.com/blog.lasso?blog=940c60c161ac34b5" title="Hutchison's rough start to the campaign ">Hutchison's rough start to the campaign </a></b> </p> <p> <i>Galveston Daily News </i> </p> <p> by TJ Aulds </p> <p> August 18, 2009 </p> <p> Kay Bailey Hutchison’s kick-off event for her gubernatorial campaign didn’t go exactly as scripted Monday morning. </p> <p> Actually, it got off to a rough start. </p> <p> 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.” </p> <p> The sign was parked in the La Marque High School parking lot to greet everyone, including Hutchison’s motorcade. </p> <p> &nbsp; </p>

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Website www.WashingtonKay.com Exposes Hypocrisy of Senator Hutchison

August 17, 2009
For 16 years, Senator Kay Bailey Hutchison has said one thing in Texas and done another in Washington. Visitors to the website www.WashingtonKay.com will learn of Senator Hutchison’s hypocrisy and the truth about her record, including insight on her broken promises and support of overwhelming debt, earmarks and bailouts... ...As the “Kay Bailout Express” rolls through Texas on the trail of Washington Kay, Texans are also being asked to submit their own pictures to www.WashingtonKay.com and post them on Twitter with the hashtag #WashingtonKay.

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Statement On Senator Hutchison’s Announcement by Texans for Rick Perry Spokesman Mark Miner

August 17, 2009
“Sen. Hutchison also appeared in La Marque in 1993 to launch her first Senate campaign, pledging to control spending and reduce government influence. In the 16 years since, she has violated, ignored and flip-flopped on virtually every promise she made to voters, giving Texans little reason to believe her rhetoric today will result in anything different... “Sen. Hutchison is part of the very Washington, D.C. establishment that has abandoned conservative principles, embraced massive spending, debt and bureaucracy, and resulted in the near-destruction of the national Republican Party. Texans, especially Texas Republicans, cannot risk Sen. Hutchison’s brand of indecisive, inconsistent and debt-ridden Washington leadership shattering our balanced state budget or undermining our conservative successes. “Rick Perry is the only proven conservative in this race... Gov. Perry has consistently delivered on his common-sense conservative promises, opening the doors of prosperity and opportunity for all Texans. The Texas economy has soared and our children’s achievement has grown during Gov. Perry’s tenure; the federal government has meanwhile become more intrusive into citizens’ lives and the national economy has cratered during Sen. Hutchison’s tenure. Leadership matters.

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Defender of Jerusalem Award

This week Governor Perry traveled to Jerusalem where he received the Defender of Jerusalem Award. Created in 2008 by Guma Aguiar, head of the Lillian Jean Kaplan Foundation, the award tributes dignitaries from around the world who have demonstrated strong support for the people of Israel.

"I have long supported the right of a Jewish state to exist in the Middle East, " said Gov. Perry. "After visiting several sacred and historic sites, meeting with business, civic and government leaders and seeing the day-to-day lives of the people on my trips to Israel, I am even more convinced that a safe, secure Israel is an essential part of stability in this part of the world."

Texas, Israel's fourth-largest American trading partner, has built a strong
economic relationship with Israel, especially within the agriculture and natural resource industries. During a visit in 2007, Gov. Perry helped launch the Texas-Israel Chamber of Commerce was created to help launch future commercial interests and solidify the strong business and cultural connections between the two states.

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