Perry to return for votes and money in South Carolina
August 17th, 2011
08:26 PM ET
12 years ago

Perry to return for votes and money in South Carolina

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.

Filed under: 2012 • Rick Perry • South Carolina
soundoff (16 Responses)
  1. PaulC

    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.

    August 17, 2011 08:39 pm at 8:39 pm |
  2. Anonymous

    it is quit obvious this guy is a religious nut!!!

    August 17, 2011 08:43 pm at 8:43 pm |
  3. GOP = Greed Over People

    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?

    August 17, 2011 08:45 pm at 8:45 pm |
  4. Marie MD

    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.

    August 17, 2011 08:57 pm at 8:57 pm |
  5. ThinkAgain

    Parry is a traitor; he threatened to secede Texas from the Union. I think he should be brought up on charges of sedition.

    August 17, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  6. Marie MD

    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!

    August 17, 2011 08:58 pm at 8:58 pm |
  7. B

    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.....

    August 17, 2011 09:00 pm at 9:00 pm |
  8. Whoosh

    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.

    August 17, 2011 09:21 pm at 9:21 pm |
  9. Rudy NYC

    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."

    August 17, 2011 09:26 pm at 9:26 pm |
  10. Rick in AZ

    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?

    August 17, 2011 09:27 pm at 9:27 pm |
  11. cindy

    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.

    August 17, 2011 09:50 pm at 9:50 pm |
  12. bb

    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?

    August 17, 2011 09:58 pm at 9:58 pm |
  13. Conrack

    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."

    August 17, 2011 09:59 pm at 9:59 pm |
  14. CBR

    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.

    August 17, 2011 10:08 pm at 10:08 pm |
  15. Mark

    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.

    August 17, 2011 10:12 pm at 10:12 pm |
  16. thomas

    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

    August 17, 2011 10:14 pm at 10:14 pm |