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
Wednesday, Governor Perry linked up via webcam for a PJTV interview with Glenn Reynolds of Instapundit. The two discussed social media, Texas' balanced budget, cap and trade, tort reform, border security, and upcoming TEA parties. The Governor explained the four ways to keep a state on the right track: 1) keep taxes low; 2) keep your regulatory climate fair and predictable; 3) create a legal system that prevents oversuing; and 4) make education accountable. You can watch the entire interview here:
Yesterday, as midnight of June 30th approached, David White and Jonathon McClellan challenged one another to an online fundraising duel.
The results are in, and Jon is the clear winner. But, hold on, there is a twist to this story.
Jon raised $1875 from 11 donations online yesterday. David raised $1360 from 18 donations. In some ways, David's numbers (more individual contributors) are more impressive, but ultimately Jon gets the win.
Neither David nor Jon are content to let their fundraising duel end there. The stakes are now much, much higher:
This is going to be fun.
Create your own personal fundraising page at http://www.RickPerry.org/fundraise, and challenge yourself or your friends to your own goal. The June 30 reporting period deadline has come and gone, but the campaign is still raising money, and every 5 and 10 dollar contribution sends a statement that Governor Perry's principled, conservative leadership is what is right for Texas.