Brownback backs Perry
September 22nd, 2011
11:32 AM ET
3 years ago

Brownback backs Perry

(CNN) - Kansas Gov. Sam Brownback threw his backing behind Republican presidential candidate Rick Perry Thursday.

In a press release from Team Perry, Brownback said the Texas governor is the "right leader for this moment in history."

"Now more than ever, America needs a President who knows how to create jobs and stop Washington's runaway spending," Brownback said in the statement. "On the most important issues of our time, his record of leadership serves as a blueprint fro America's renewal."

Perry, who joined the GOP field last month, said Brownback, as a former congressman and senator, understands the challenges facing Washington.

"I'm glad that he trusts me to get the job done as the next president," Perry said in the statement.


Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • Sam Brownback
soundoff (18 Responses)
  1. Rob Lit

    Crazy is backing Crazy. Not sure is this is news.....thanks though....

    September 22, 2011 11:34 am at 11:34 am |
  2. Lindsey

    One theocrat backs another. Like Rob said, this is news?

    September 22, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  3. thomas

    Welcome to the club Kansas !

    The 10 Poorest States Are "red" States
    10. North Carolina 9. Alabama 8. Kentucky 7. South Carolina 6. Montana 5. Louisiana 4. West Virginia 3. Tennessee 2. Arkansas 1. Mississippi ...

    Texas and Oklahoma are both excluded do to oil revenue ,

    4 of the five wealthiest states are blue but all the poorest are red. Can we read anything into this?

    Brought to you by the GOP department of jobless creationism , located in the back room of Rick Perry's campaign headquarters.

    September 22, 2011 11:49 am at 11:49 am |
  4. Stop the Charade

    "On the most important issues of our time, his record of leadership serves as a blueprint for America's renewal."

    Kansas, start looking for a new Governor as this guy lacks some basic skills. I am surprised that he has not thrown his support behind the blue ribbon heffer from the Kansas State Fair.

    September 22, 2011 11:52 am at 11:52 am |
  5. mactsr

    Perry could be the right person for the job, but first He needs to show us his plan for getting this country working again. Maybe he should explain which programs he can close on day one of this administration. Better yet a promise in blood that he would shut the government down until congress sends him a budget that cuts spending by 25% for the next fiscal year.

    TEA PARTY OF AMERICA DEMANDS ACTIONS NOT JUST WORDS.

    September 22, 2011 12:11 pm at 12:11 pm |
  6. sammieb51

    And this is news because why again?

    September 22, 2011 12:18 pm at 12:18 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    "Now more than ever, America needs a President who knows how to create jobs and stop Washington's runaway spending," Brownback said in the statement.
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    Democrats have been saying that for past 10 years. Unfortunately, Republican economic policies set us on a road that has trillion dollar annual deficits, just as predicted. Unfortunately Republicans do not realize that in order to turn the corner we must first *reach* the corner. America thought that would happen in short order with Obama, instead we got Republicans throwing up road blocks ensuring we stay on the same path.

    September 22, 2011 12:21 pm at 12:21 pm |
  8. Al-NY,NY

    What a surprise. The governer of a state that led the way in creationism being forced on kids now backs another governer that thinks SS is a Ponzi scheme. Next story...

    September 22, 2011 12:23 pm at 12:23 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    macstr wrote:
    Perry could be the right person for the job, but first He needs to show us his plan for getting this country working again. Maybe he should explain which programs he can close on day one of this administration.
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    He cannot tell what you would do on day one because he cannot do anything to change spending on day one or one thousand and one. The claim is an empty promise that makes for a good sound bite. The House controls all spending, which means the POTUS cannot write executive orders that define spending in any way shape or form. You have been misled and lied to.

    September 22, 2011 12:24 pm at 12:24 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    "Better yet a promise in blood that he would shut the government down until congress sends him a budget that cuts spending by 25% for the next fiscal year. "

    Did you learn that certifiably crazy nonsense at a Denny's?

    September 22, 2011 12:27 pm at 12:27 pm |
  11. Marie MD

    Who is this clown and who cares?

    September 22, 2011 12:36 pm at 12:36 pm |
  12. Rudy NYC

    TEA PARTY OF AMERICA DEMANDS ACTIONS NOT JUST WORDS.

    Do you define action as shutting down the government? That is the only action the Tea Party knows how to take. You take action through inaction.

    September 22, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  13. Lolo

    These tea partiers/republicans will back a cow so long as the black man serves only one term. This is their main agenda. They do not care about American citizens at all. Most of them do not even know how government works, good example Sarah Palin.

    September 22, 2011 12:44 pm at 12:44 pm |
  14. eric calderone

    I have always respected Senator Brownback as a honest public official, and as a person of faith. While I don't usually give serious consideration as to how other public officials view a candidate, when I am judging that candidate, I am not surprised that my positive view of Governor Perry accords with that of Senator Brownback.

    September 22, 2011 12:45 pm at 12:45 pm |
  15. ALEX

    The right leader for this time in history? Really? A guy who makes a proclamation to officially recognize Prayer Days to deal with the Texas fires and drought? I guess God was too busy throwing earthquakes and tornadoes and floods around elsewhere and figured Rick Perry was man enough to bring on the rains himself. PS – it didn't work.

    Also, he claims like all the Republicans to hate expanded government as well as government spending, yet it is well documented and never denied by Perry that THE MAJORITY OF JOBS CREATED IN TEXAS DURING HIS REIGN HAVE BEEN GOVERNMENT JOBS. The next most created? jobs paying MINIMUM WAGE. Yes, these are jobs, yet the kind he campaigns against.
    Also, the day he denounced the federal stimulus on his official website he sent a letter to the White House REQUESTING STIMULUS FUNDS. Why do political make statements and tell lies that are easily proven untrue?

    September 22, 2011 12:47 pm at 12:47 pm |
  16. Deeb

    Really? Poor sap..Perry doesn't even realize that getting Brownback's support isn't something to be proud of. Lots of folks in KS can't stand Brownback or his policies...he's a one term governer....mark my words.

    September 22, 2011 01:27 pm at 1:27 pm |
  17. pn

    Creationist nut backing creationist nut. Big surprise.

    September 22, 2011 01:36 pm at 1:36 pm |
  18. Eric in Manhattan

    Another rignt-wing bigot and religious fanatic heard from. Brownback is as intolerant and unqualified as the man he is backing.

    September 22, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |