Perry Campaign Announces Endorsements from Six GOP State Lawmakers

Press release from the Rick Perry for President Campaign, Nov. 7, 2011:

State leaders praise Perry’s economic record and commitment to Constitution

NASHVILLE, Tenn. – Texas Gov. Rick Perry today announced the endorsement of six Republican Tennessee lawmakers, including Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron of Murfreesboro, State Sen. Brian Kelsey of Germantown, State Sen. Jim Summerville of Dickson, House Speaker Pro Tempore Judd Matheny of Tullahoma, State Rep. Don Miller of Morristown and State Rep. Mark White of Memphis.

Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey, who endorsed Gov. Perry even before he announced his candidacy, praised his fellow legislators for their support.

“I’ve known Gov. Perry for a long time,” said Lt. Gov. Ramsey. “I was impressed when I first met him and my esteem has only grown as he has proven his leadership in Texas. The time for rhetoric is over. We need a man of action. We need a president who understands how to promote economic growth. We need a president who understands that the role of the federal government must be limited. Rick Perry has heeded the call to national leadership at the exact right moment for our country.”

“Rick Perry is the candidate who will get America working again,” said Senate Republican Caucus Chairman Bill Ketron. “Under his leadership, Texas has experienced an economic miracle creating more than one million net new jobs. Gov. Perry’s record is solid, proven and conservative.”

“Rick Perry doesn’t just spout conservative rhetoric — he implements tangible conservative reform,” said State Rep. Mark White. “Gov. Perry is a principled constitutional conservative who has cut taxes, reduced spending and stood up to the job-killing regulations from Washington bureaucrats.”

“I am humbled to have the support of so many Republican lawmakers in Tennessee,” said Gov. Perry. “They share my vision for a stronger America with more jobs, more freedom and less government intrusion in the lives of our citizens. With the help of these legislators, we will run a spirited campaign in Tennessee, and in 2012 we’ll get America working again.”

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  • Mike

    Dumb move….. you guys should have endorsed Mitt Romney!!!!

    • DudeinTX

      Romney is a flip-flopper. If you cant’ see that, I feel sorry for you. He is the “establishment” candidate. It’s time we told the establishment where to stick it and stop listening to the media for who to vote for. Use your brain and decide for yourself who represents your morals and values. If it’s Romney for you, then you’re just part of the establishment.

  • Anthony Holt

    There is only candidate that will side with the people……and can not be bought off!!!
    All of the other candidates are controlled by special interest. Like Mitt Romney take a look at where his campaign money comes from….one is Goldman Sachs. Now do you really think that Mitt will represent the people if he is elected? Before you/we…vote take a close look at all the candidates look at where their campaign money comes from. All of them except one….receive BIG money from special interest. None will represent the people but will feel all the needs of who they have sold out to! God help us if we can not see this! Now look at Ron Paul NO SPECIAL INTEREST…….his campaign is funded by the people…..You & Me! He can not be bought!

  • Chris

    “The time for rhetoric is over. We need a man of action. We need a president who understands how to promote economic growth. We need a president who understands that the role of the federal government must be limited.”

    There is one man from Texas who can successfully take on the challenge, and has the knowledge and track record to do this…

    It ain’t Rick Perry…

    If you TRULY want change…in the right direction…and not just hollow used car salesman promises…
    Ron Paul 2012

  • Marla

    mItt rOmney is a brain dead robot puppet controlled by big government and even bigger corporation interests the same as that spineless puppet rIck pErry. And as Chris and Anthony Holt have already factually stated there is only one other candidate who TRULY holds the PEOPLE’S interests as the top priority. RON PAUL is the only sound option for any sane voter who can comprehend that the constitution is still the supreme safeguard of “we the people”. All the others are liars and pretenders ready to further molest the constitution and the people they are supposed to represent. Their political background, spoken affirmations and campaign support finances SHOULD reveal this simple fact to anyone with even a partially functioning brain.

  • Mark

    The mainstream “media” are easily bought and sold by these same willing gangster patsies like Romney, Perry, Cain etc. etc. ad infinitum.
    Ron Paul is the only solid hope left.

  • http://GITWITHEM.com Ron Cadby

    Keep track of these “part of the establishment” Perry supporters and hold them accountable at their next attempt to get re-elected.

    You can put the pressure on the rest of the TN Congress via the lookup and email facility of the GITWITHEM.com site.

    It’s time to replace all the professional politicians at every election. You’ll find tools to help at http://ANewSlate.com

  • http://www.growthub.com Michael

    Register as a Republican (remembering that your not necessarily registering permanently, and your not registering as a Neo-Con), and then Vote for Ron Paul in your state primary. Help get rid of back-door deals, undeclared wars, the “not-so” Federal Reserve Banking Empire, and lobbyists.

    http://www.cbsnews.com/video/watch/?id=7387331n&tag=fdEmbedTooEarly

    http://www.infowars.com/ron-paul-only-republican-candidate-not-calling-for-iran-attack/

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=c8tilMSFSm0