RICK PERRY unveils 48 NH, SC endorsements – Campaign 2012
By Joel Gehrke Commentary Staff Writer
Gov. Rick Perry made a show of strength today in early primary states, revealing 48 legislative endorsements in New Hampshire and South Carolina combined on the day before the presidential debate in Orlando, Fla.
Perry’s campaign emphasized that the New Hampshire “triple the number of legislative endorsements announced by former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney last week,” campaign manager Rob Johnson said, “and he’s been running for president continually for four years.”
Perry’s campaign also released the names of his South Carolina Steering Committee, comprised of 21 South Carolina law makers. “These conservative leaders understand that our nation cannot afford four more years of an administration that is trying to tax and spend our nation to prosperity,” Perry said in the announcement.
Perry and Romney traded shots today, as throughout recent weeks, over their respective economic records, with Romney’s campaign hitting Perry as “Governor Sub-Zero” and Perry’s team noting the weak job creation in Massachusetts during Romney’s term as governor.