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HOUSTON – Today Gov. Rick Perry received the endorsement of former President George H.W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush for the general election. They were joined by representatives from more than 100 organizations and hundreds of leaders who have endorsed Gov. Perry’s re-election, highlighting his diverse, statewide support, which represents millions of Texans.
“Gov. Perry’s leadership and proven track record is an essential component in keeping Texas a national leader in job creation,” said former President George H.W. Bush. “Texas has become a prime example of what happens when you mix fiscal responsibility, strong leadership and a vision of moving a state forward. It is an honor to endorse Gov. Rick Perry for the general election.”
George H.W. Bush was sworn in as president of the United States in January 1989 and served until January 1993. During his term in office, the Cold War ended; the threat of nuclear war was drastically reduced; the Soviet Union ceased to exist, replaced by a democratic Russia with the Baltic States becoming free; the Berlin Wall fell and Germany was reunified with Eastern Europe; and he put together an unprecedented international coalition to liberate Kuwait.
Former First Lady Barbara Bush is a tireless advocate of volunteerism, helping countless charities and humanitarian causes. Today she and President Bush serve as Co-Chairs of C-Change, an organization that represents more than 150 individuals and groups that fight cancer. She also enjoys reading to children at schools and hospitals across the nation.
“I am deeply honored to receive the endorsement of former President George H. W. Bush and former First Lady Barbara Bush,” said Gov. Perry. “His devotion and leadership, to our country, has brought forth inspiration to us all.”
Gov. Perry’s endorsements highlight the broad-based support he has from diverse groups and industries, ranging from agriculture, health care and retail sales, to construction, law enforcement and education.
In his remarks, Gov. Perry emphasized the creation of 850,000 Texas jobs in the last ten years and the recent drop in the unemployment rate in Texas; leaving the national rate nearly two points above ours. He also touted our state’s low taxes, predictable regulatory climate, fair legal system and education efforts as crucial elements that have helped make it a national leader in exports and Fortune 1000 companies.
Despite a malicious denial-of-service attack on RickPerry.org today, thousands of Texans were able to participate in "Talkin' Texas" and listen to Governor Rick Perry talk about his record and vision for Texas.
Governor Perry reflected on the conservative legislative accomplishments in Texas that have positioned our state for success. If you missed it earlier, you can now watch the live portion of the video for yourself:
Governor Perry today offered several new proposals to maintain Texas’ positive momentum, including:
• A constitutional amendment requiring a two-thirds vote of the legislature to increase state taxes;
• Making permanent the recent tax cut extended to 40,000 small businesses in the last legislative session (under current law, the $1 million business margins tax exemption will expire in 2011);
• Imposing criminal penalties on employers who knowingly violate employment laws by hiring workers who are in Texas illegally; and
•Paving the way for ongoing job growth by purging unnecessary laws and regulations that stifle Texas entrepreneurs.
The event, which garnered more than 22,000 views in spite of the attack, was streamed live from the HOLT-Caterpillar facility in San Antonio. Check back at http://RickPerry.org/talkin-texas and look out for regular updates.
AUSTIN – Gov. Rick Perry today spoke at the 19th Annual Government Technology Conference Southwest, thanking participants for their work in developing new technology to best serve the people of their states. The governor encouraged further focus on leveraging new technology to make government more accessible and effective for constituents.
"I am convinced that the efficiencies that come from technology multiply the effectiveness of state government,"' said Gov. Perry. "Applying solutions from motivated, educated innovators moves government and economies forward."'
After traveling to more than 100 cities, attending more than 400 events, and visiting with thousands of Texans over the course of this year, I am deeply humbled the people of Texas have chosen me to be their governor for four more years.
DALLAS – The Grand Finale Rally featuring President Bush and Governor Perry will not only draw thousands of excited supporters to Reunion Arena in Dallas, it may constitute the largest get-out-the-vote phone bank in history.
TEXAS BORDER – Gov. Rick Perry and First Lady Anita Perry continued to campaign hard in the final days of the 2006 election by kicking off the “Take No Vote for Granted Tour” in Brownsville, Laredo, Del Rio and El Paso.
NORTH DALLAS TOLLWAY – Wanting to get out of Metroplex congestion yesterday, gubernatorial candidate and One Tough Grandstander, Carole Strayhorn, decided to take a toll road rather than telecommuting to her next event.
AUSTIN – Texans for Rick Perry today launched a new radio ad highlighting just some of Carole Strayhorn’s activities while at the Comptroller’s Office. The ad entitled “Real Feats of Corruption” is being considered for air statewide. The radio ad can be heard at www.RickPerry.org by clicking on multimedia or...
AUSTIN – Texans for Rick Perry today launched a new radio ad that is destined to become the smash-hit theme song for Chris Bell’s “Way Too Liberal for Texas Tour”. The ad features fellow liberal John Kerry’s home state of Taxachusets…er…Massachusetts. The ad entitled “Mr. Way Too Liberal For Texas Guy” will air statewide. The radio ad can be heard at www.RickPerry.org by clicking on multimedia or direct link:
NORTH TEXAS – Today, Gov. Rick Perry took his reelection campaign Proud of Texas bus tour to McKinney, Dallas, Denton and North Richland Hills and took Chris Bell to task as a tax-hiking liberal Texans can’t afford.