Perry to return to New Hampshire, builds ground game
August 25th, 2011
10:33 AM ET
11 years ago

Perry to return to New Hampshire, builds ground game

Manchester, New Hampshire (CNN) - Texas Gov. Rick Perry will return Sept. 3 to the first-in-the-nation primary state, where his campaign has been building a ground staff to support the presidential hopeful.

The Perry campaign hired the former chair of the New Hampshire Young Republicans, Kerry Marsh, to run the governor's effort in the state. A relatively young yet influential figure in local politics, Marsh previously served as deputy field director in a gubernatorial campaign.

The campaign is in the process of building the rest of its staff.

Perry will put in a full day campaigning at a variety of events Sept. 3, as he continues to woo voters in a state where many locals expect to shake hands with every presidential candidate before the primary.

Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
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  1. Rudy NYC

    New Hampshire GOTP have problems of their own. The chairman just got the axe for being a reasonable person.

    Perry might be nice, church going guy who just happens to suits and boots, but he has no business in politics and certainly no business in the White House aside from tourism.

    August 25, 2011 10:45 am at 10:45 am |
  2. wild bill

    let's see how the polls look after the first debate this idiot is in.

    August 25, 2011 10:51 am at 10:51 am |
  3. SecedingfromTexas

    Somebody, anybody, please explain to me how this guy is getting kudos for 'job creation' when truth is he lives in
    a State rich with natural resources? Oil, new shale projects, fishing off coastline, all none of his making, but all
    of which create jobs. He gutted the education system, causing teachers to be laid off, so I expect the
    unemployment rate here, which is up to 8.4% to keep climbing. Something he can legitimately take credit for.
    How will he "create" jobs when he is answering to all States, not so blessed with these resources who depend on
    manufacturing jobs, etc.
    I really want to know.

    August 25, 2011 10:56 am at 10:56 am |
  4. Brian Dodge

    I wonder if in Perry's Texas the schools teach the theory that the Earth is flat, alongside Galileo's theory that the Earth orbits the sun?
    Or that there has been global cooling in the last ten years?
    Do they teach that the National Academies of Science, the American Geophysical Union, and the Union of Concerned Scientists are just a bunch of pointy headed intellectuals "...who have manipulated data so that they will have dollars rolling into their projects", unlike Exxon/Mobil, BP, or Halliburton?

    August 25, 2011 10:58 am at 10:58 am |
  5. Haas NM

    Just what we need another Texan (Bush) in the white House. Not to mention most of the jobs created in TX have been minimal wage jobs at Mc Donalds.

    August 25, 2011 11:16 am at 11:16 am |
  6. 5041360

    we do not need another good ole boy from TX! Rick is a carbon copy of gwb- he is seriously flawed and not to be truisted. He reminds me of others who say what people want to hear and then forgets about it. and the people he made promses to,
    he creeps me out!

    August 25, 2011 11:22 am at 11:22 am |
  7. gar

    Sick Rick is taking his campaign for President of the Confederacy to a Yankee state. We'll see if the Republicans in New Hampshire support a reactionary secessionist.

    August 25, 2011 11:35 am at 11:35 am |
  8. fayse

    I am a Texan and I do know something about Rick Perry, He won his last election with 39% of the vote because, it was a three way race. I suspect that Kinky Freidmann got in the race for the sole purpose of splitting the votes. Of the jobs that have been created in Texas, 95% are in the Government and 5% are in the private sector, many of those are minimum wage and have no benefits. Perry has allowed the sale of some of our highway to foreign investors and they have become toll roads. The healtcare and education ranks near the bottom of all other States. Because of a lack of planning the small town of Big Spring will be converting waste water into drinking water as early as next year. There is a suburb of Dallas that will be charging parents for their students to ride the school bus. The property taxes here are higher than many states by as much as 20% higher than neighboring States. Because of his ego and lack of intelligence, Perry would be the perfect puppet for the Tea Party. Considering the fact that he was a solid C-D student, is it any wonder that he has little regard for Education? I have a lot more to say about this fraud but, It will all come out anyway, His candidacy will go down in flames just as Trump and Gingrich.

    August 25, 2011 11:37 am at 11:37 am |
  9. fayse

    I forgot to make another point concerning George W Bush, It really irritates me when people call him a Texan. He was born up North. I was really dissapointed when GW moved back to Texas and oh by the way, how much time does GW spend in Crawford now?

    August 25, 2011 11:41 am at 11:41 am |
  10. Clwyd

    American voters need to know what this man is calling for when it comes to our Constitution!!!! He wants 7 major changes! One is to not have Senators elected, but appointed! Guess who appoints? States rights and seceding from the union governors!

    August 25, 2011 11:47 am at 11:47 am |
  11. Lynda/Minnesota

    "Sick Rick is taking his campaign for President of the Confederacy to a Yankee state."

    Love it!

    August 25, 2011 11:54 am at 11:54 am |
  12. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I can see that Perry will implode and faulter in his campaign as one option. The other option is that he wins the nomination and loses badly to Obama because he is so far to the right that even some Republicans don't vote for him.

    August 25, 2011 12:02 pm at 12:02 pm |