Perry picks up 27 N.H. state reps
September 21st, 2011
12:18 PM ET
11 years ago

Perry picks up 27 N.H. state reps

Washington, DC (CNN) - Rick Perry has picked up endorsements from 27 New Hampshire state representatives, the Texas governor's presidential campaign announced Wednesday.

There are 295 Republican state representatives in the first-in-the-nation primary state.

Perry has mounted an aggressive effort in New Hampshire since announcing his candidacy for president Aug. 13. His campaign is continuing to build up staff in the state.

Deputy house Speaker Pam Tucker tops the list of endorsements. Tucker hosted a house party for Perry the day he entered the race.

"We are honored to have the support of these men and women who represent and understand the sentiments of voters across the state," said Paul Young, a senior adviser to the Perry campaign in New Hampshire.

"They know that people want more jobs and economic prosperity, less taxes and government interference, and they recognize that Gov. Perry can deliver on that promise."

Nine state representatives have announced their support for former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney, who owns a residence in New Hampshire and has made winning the state a key to his 2012 strategy. A campaign source said many more state representatives have chosen to endorse Romney and the campaign would continue its plan of releasing those supporters' names over the coming weeks.


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Filed under: 2012 • New Hampshire • Rick Perry
soundoff (25 Responses)
  1. ConsevaFASCISTS/TEAliban

    Gov. Yeehaw is has no chance of being POTUS. He reminds us too much of Bush.

    September 21, 2011 12:25 pm at 12:25 pm |
  2. Fair is Fair

    "Gov. Yeehaw is has no chance of being POTUS. He reminds us too much of Bush."
    President Obama has no chance of being re-elected. He reminds us too much of President Obama.

    September 21, 2011 12:31 pm at 12:31 pm |
  3. Tony in Maine

    Which suggests that one tenth of NH's Republican legislators need to go into the shop for a brain tune up. I'm sure Maine has the same ratio. We had one nincompoop who wanted all restrictions on concealed carry lifted. "Gunfight in the high school cafeteria, but first the latest on Lindsey Lohan..."

    September 21, 2011 12:32 pm at 12:32 pm |
  4. thomas

    New Hampshire is no longer the common sense state !

    Perry / Enron
    jobs- NRA -Jobs ?

    September 21, 2011 12:33 pm at 12:33 pm |
  5. Woman In California

    He can pick up ALL 295 and he STILL won't become the POTUS. Once he reaches the GE (and I don't think he will) the world will truly see how completely ignorant he is regarding world matters and economic issues on a whole (most people including, myself will not work for minimum wage). Just because the people in Texas keep voting for him does not mean he will win the WH. He is NO match for our current president and the republicans would be wise to let this clown ride off into the sunset accordingly. Spurs and all.

    September 21, 2011 12:37 pm at 12:37 pm |
  6. SecedingfromTexas

    You really need to look at this guy, I mean, really look.
    He is a Dominionist, supported by those who attended "The Response" held this summer:
    They include"
    Tim Wildman of "American Family Association"; (google it)
    James Dobson;
    Tony Perkins;
    David Barton of "Wallbuilders", who states in his book "Myth of Separation" that "Christians were the ones who
    were intended to hold pubic office". This guy praised by Bachmann, Gingrich, Huckabee and Beck. (google it)
    Jim Garlow, spiritual advisor to Gingrich;
    John Hagee;
    To get the full impact of what they are "pushing" go to, it is mind boggling and
    Perry is in the thick of it.
    DO NOT trust Rick Perry!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! unless you are comfortable with his being endorsed by "extreme, bigoted evangelicals".
    Even his speech regarding Israel, to me, was hateful, pandering and certainly not from his heart. He could hardly
    read the words written for him.
    Just sayin'.

    September 21, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  7. Rudy NYC

    Perry was out of line when he stepped into the Isreali mix. I guess he didn't get the message about stopping at the water's edge when it comes to taking domestic politics abroad. In case you didn't notice, he met with foreign officials in the country for reasons that have nothing to do with visiting the US.

    Perry held a press conference with these officials standing around while Perry blasted the President on domestic issues. That was disrespectful of the office of POTUS. He cast shame on the Republican Party. He brought dishonor the country and the American people as a whole.

    His action was just as bad as Sarah Palin going to India to hold a press conference blasting off on President Obama. The President is trying to sue for peace, which is in the best interests of all parties. His actions have undermined the peace process, and only aggravated the tensions behind the Palestinian push to make a case for statehood at the General Assembly. Idiot.

    September 21, 2011 12:39 pm at 12:39 pm |
  8. S.B. Stein E.B. NJ

    I find the comments of SecedingfromTexas plausable and have heard them elsewhere. It is frighting that people would think so little of others and their ideas and backgrounds. Perry is looking more like George W. Bush who has taken several steps to the right. That is a frightening thought also.

    September 21, 2011 12:48 pm at 12:48 pm |
  9. Lost in Texas FOREVER

    @ secedingfromTexas,,,,,,

    I also live in the great red state of Texas and I agree with you 100%

    September 21, 2011 12:49 pm at 12:49 pm |
  10. Sniffit

    Ooooooh, a whole 9% of the GOP representatives....yawn.

    September 21, 2011 12:52 pm at 12:52 pm |
  11. Karen


    Gov. Yeehaw is has no chance of being POTUS. He reminds us too much of Bush.
    Obama won't get a second term because he doesn't remind us of socialism, Obama IS socialism with a touch of Marxist and communism thrown in.

    September 21, 2011 12:59 pm at 12:59 pm |
  12. vic , nashville ,tn

    People who endorsed Perry lost their minds

    September 21, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  13. Juan

    @Fair is Fair
    Pres. Obama will wipe the floor with Gov. Yeehaw in 2012! Obama/Biden 2012!

    September 21, 2011 01:11 pm at 1:11 pm |
  14. Rudy NYC

    Fair is Fair wrote:
    "Gov. Yeehaw is has no chance of being POTUS. He reminds us too much of Bush."
    President Obama has no chance of being re-elected. He reminds us too much of President Obama.
    Get used to it. 64 more months to go.

    September 21, 2011 01:15 pm at 1:15 pm |
  15. busybee

    This Gop hasn't changed one bit. They are THE kkk ..they are now wearing Suites and ties instead of a white sheet! We need to Stop pretending as if Race is not a Major factor with all this madness that's going on in this Country!

    September 21, 2011 01:43 pm at 1:43 pm |
  16. Scott

    This coming from a woman in Californa... Californa one of the most messed up state their is. Look at their witch Nancy Pelosi this tells you what kind of people that live in Californa. Any opinion out of Californa is idiotic. As far as our currnet president, his is not fit to lead a school of fish, everyday he shows how messed up and clueless he is. What a poor excuse and joke for a human being.

    September 21, 2011 01:49 pm at 1:49 pm |
  17. A NH Tea Party Booster

    The tea party doesn't think these reps are too bright. They certainly haven't looked into Perry's abysmal record with Vincente FOX (pledging open borders) or any of the other long list of offenses in his record. The man is NATO/Bilderberger's pick and is the most dangerous candidate on the slate. STUPID REPS! I won't vote for any of them again.

    September 21, 2011 01:50 pm at 1:50 pm |
  18. What!!?!

    Go Parry. He's the one who can fix the educational system and cure poverty. Just ask anyone from Texas.

    September 21, 2011 01:51 pm at 1:51 pm |
  19. A NH Tea Party Booster

    OH BTW, this evangelical crap is FAKE as is the tea party rhetoric! This man is a dangerous poser.

    September 21, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  20. Scott

    Rudy NYC, you ranting again, are you off your meds again? I have never seen such hate and posion out of some one regarding the Republicans. All your posts on other articles are the same, Obama has you brain washed, which was not to hard to do.

    September 21, 2011 01:52 pm at 1:52 pm |
  21. Scott

    Fair is Fair

    "Gov. Yeehaw is has no chance of being POTUS. He reminds us too much of Bush."
    President Obama has no chance of being re-elected. He reminds us too much of President Obama.

    I love it excellent post and come back.

    September 21, 2011 01:53 pm at 1:53 pm |

    Geez I thought this was Romneyland!? Well I hope Perry whoops i'llsayantthingRomney's butt. He's (Perry) is a real deal conservative......Romney isn't.

    September 21, 2011 02:04 pm at 2:04 pm |
  23. Joe from CT, not Lieberman

    Will someone please explain to me why Texas has a population of over 25 Million people and has a total of 181 members in both houses of their state legislature, while New Hampshire with only 1.36 Million people has 424 members in its state legislature? I didn't understand this when I lived in New Hampshire and I still don't today!

    Of course, those 27 guys probably are the "tea party" caucus in the NH legislature and are about as popular as the Eastern Rattler you discover in the tree stump you just sat on while climbing Mount Washington!

    September 21, 2011 02:07 pm at 2:07 pm |
  24. MTATL67

    The Governor of a state with $27B in debt. $107M loans to be repaid to the Fed Government and took $17Bin stimulus to pay the bills of a state with an economy based on one of the most expensive and valuable resources on the planet is going fix the national debt when he cannot even fix his own states . The GOP and the that extremist group the Tea party must no longer believe in fiscal responsibility and just want power.

    September 21, 2011 02:13 pm at 2:13 pm |
  25. dean

    Perry,Palin,bachman???? Smells alot like "Ethnic Cleansing" Vote them down, No Bosnia in America!!! Thuggery at its best! Have fun losing!!!! Hah! Obama 2012 , Democrats 2016!!!!

    September 21, 2011 02:16 pm at 2:16 pm |