Columbia, South Carolina - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will be talking to South Carolina voters and asking some to reach into their pockets when he makes his two-day swing through the state this week.
In addition to headlining a fund-raiser for the South Carolina Republican Party in downtown Columbia Friday, the GOP presidential candidate will attend a fund-raiser at a private residence just outside Greenville that same evening.
According to a copy of the fund-raising invitation obtained by CNN, a reception with Perry will be held at the home of The Capital Corporation President and CEO Dan Adams. "Sponsors" will pay $5,000 per couple, and "hosts" will chip in $2,500 per couple or $1,000 per individual.
Perry's visit to the Palmetto state will overlap on Friday with GOP presidential contender Michele Bachmann, who will be wrapping up her own bus tour in the coastal Lowcountry of Myrtle Beach and Mt. Pleasant.
The state is expected to play a central role in both Perry and Bachmann's nomination fight.
Perry, who declared a run for the White House less than a week ago in Charleston, will spend more time visiting the Upstate, home of social conservatives who are critical for a win in the first Southern primary.
But the bus will first stop at a major urban hub in the state's Pee Dee region. The candidate will visit Bazen's Family Restaurant in Florence Friday morning and then tour a medical facility there.
Early Friday evening before the fund-raiser, Perry will visit local businesses in downtown Greenville with Mayor Knox White. The following morning, he will stop by Tommy's Hen House for a breakfast visit.
Perry's final stop will be in Rock Hill, where he'll visit at Old Town Bistro around lunchtime.
County Republican Party organizations and conservative groups have been distributing event information about his first South Carolina swing through social media.
A Facebook page set up for the Florence restaurant visit already has 80 people who said they will attend.
The puzzle for me is that a HUGE number of South Carolina natives depend on social security, medicaid, food stamps and medicare and then vote for multimillionaires who promise to eliminate them. You can always tell a Republican but you just can't tell them much.
it is quit obvious this guy is a religious nut!!!
a reception with Perry will be held at the home of The Capital Corporation President and CEO Dan Adams. "Sponsors" will pay $5,000 per couple, and "hosts" will chip in $2,500 per couple or $1,000 per individual.
Again I ask, just how many "hosts" and "sponsors" can one squeeze into a 12' x 24' single wide?
That's right secessionist stay in the south where most people are uneducated and bible thumping right wing nuts who believe that you all of the sudden found religion.
Are you going to lie to them about your job creation in Texas? I think there are already plenty of low paying service jobs in SC, just ask the hiking Argentina liar.
Parry is a traitor; he threatened to secede Texas from the Union. I think he should be brought up on charges of sedition.
BTW – the confederacy governor from virginia is NOT going to be a liable candidate to match your secede from the Union bit. We don't need people like you two in the white house for anything except to work to paint it when the time comes again!
This guy Perry is already starting to scare the hell out of even Republicans. Talk about extremely stupid off the wall comments and then defending them later.. I thought that Bush was arrogant and not too bright, but this guy is from another place entirely!
Talk about A Gunslinger- say anything, do anything for effect.....
Sorry GOPTP, I really do not want to pop your pimple but, good luck with Perry. You don't want him, you just don't know it yet.
Gooberner Perry is cutting and running from the Texas state budget deficit. Perry has been dishonest about his jobs claims, which were due to the high price of a barrel of oil not fiscal policies. The looming deficit is due to a cutoff in stimulus funds used to pay for tax cuts that are still in effect, but he claims the stimulus was a failure.
Even Reagan once said in 1964 that government is unable to create jobs. Reagan continued to say that the only way government can create jobs is to have control over the people. Perry has exerted a rather tight control over people's lives in Texas. The legislative list of "can't dos" that has enacted during his tenure exceeds the amount of "can dos."
Texas is in the throes of the most severe drought since the Dust Bowl days of the Great Depression.I'm curious-Has Rick Perry done anything to help out his fellow Texans-other than pray for rain?
No open checkbook in this family....none of them are worth the sweat to vote for....will go so far as democratic ticket all the way in 2012. None of them are worth my spit.
Notice the crowd this snake oil salesman is schmoozing – the elderly. They must love lying hypocrite bigots and hate their own social security, medicare, and the well-being of their kids' and grandkids' future. Or could they be willing to vote for the white guy for other reasons...Why else would you even consider voting for a 'D' student with a degree in Animal Sciences for the office of president of the United States?
Shazaam Andy, let's go see this here Perrybus ridin', gun totin' fella. I hear he's gonna lay on hands on some people and heal the wicked liberal minded and free some money from some pockets of the saved. Let's get Barney and ride on over see the sideshow for oursevs."
Who is running Teas? Perhaps Texas can run without a sitting governor.
Governor Perry needs to tone down his rhetoric. Treason is an extremely serious matter and treating like a joke is certainly not Presidential. Is that how he would react if those in his own party or any other party do not agree with him? He is not mature enough to be president.
Perry is a disgusting, selfish, self centered fake.
He cares nothing about anything but himself.
He is a pompous loud mouthed liar, manipulating fact to serve himself and preaches to those ignorant enough to believe his spew.
Texas AgriLife Extension Service economists said the drought has cost Texas agriculture $5.2 billion in either additional production costs or potential ...
Where is Governor Rick Perry , let there be water !
Climate Change is beyond Tricky Ricky's mental capability of articulation !
Perry / Gohmert 2012