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Perry's moment?

07/10/14

The Washington Post

Jennifer Rubin

Until the current border crisis, talk about Gov. Rick Perry as a serious 2016 presidential contender has generally been met with a lot of eye-rolling. Now, however, the media and voters are seeing a Rick Perry largely absent in the 2012 race — shrewd, self-possessed, competent and calm. A number of circumstances work to his benefit in this situation, providing him with his first real opportunity to re-introduce himself to non-Texas voters:

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Gov. Perry Presses President Obama to Immediately Secure Southern Border

July 9, 2014

DALLAS – Gov. Rick Perry today met with President Barack Obama to discuss the ongoing humanitarian and national security crises occurring along the Texas-Mexico border. In the meeting, Gov. Perry urged the president to undertake the necessary steps to secure the border and ease the crises.

“Five hundred miles south of here in the Rio Grande Valley there is a humanitarian crisis unfolding that has been created by bad public policy, in particular the failure to secure the border,” Gov. Perry said. “Securing the border is attainable, and the president needs to commit the resources necessary to get this done.”

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Exclusive: Rick Perry on his meeting with President Obama

Jul. 09, 2014 - Texas governor says president needs to visit the border

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Governor to Governor: Why Illinois Fails and Texas Thrives

07/09/14

Chicago Tribune

Rick Perry

Illinois and Texas each faced challenges in 2011. The national recession had damaged both states' economies and revenues were projected to be insufficient to cover anticipated spending.

What happened next is a clear demonstration of the differences between blue states and red states.

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Gov. Perry: Once And For All, Secure The Border: Everything else is only treating a symptom of a much larger problem.

07/09/14

USA Today

Governor Rick Perry

President Obama's appropriations request only deals with one aspect of the current crisis on our southern border, while barely addressing its root cause: an unsecured border.

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