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VIDEO- Governor Rick Perry on Fox News Sunday.

If you didn't catch Governor Perry on Fox News Sunday this weekend, you can watch the entire segment right here.

For additional information about Fed Up! media appearances, book tour stops around Texas, and more, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and after you've read the book, join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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VIDEO- Texas Governor Rick Perry on Comedy Central's The Daily Show with Jon Stewart

If you didn't catch Governor Perry on The Daily Show Monday night, you can watch all three parts right here.

PART 1


PART 2

PART 3 (not shown on television)

For additional information about Fed Up! media appearances, book tour stops around Texas, and more, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and after you've read the book, join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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Governor Perry: On The Record

If you missed Governor Perry on Fox News' On The Record with Greta Van Susteren, you can watch the entire interview here:


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For more information on Governor Perry's new book, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!

There are book signings all across Texas, including San Antonio, Houston, Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Tyler, and Nacogdoches, so check back at http://www.FedUpTheBook.com often to find an event near you.

After you've read Fed Up!, visit the book's website to engage in a discussion with your fellow patriots on the future of Texas and the future of our great country. Each chapter has ideas for how citizens can take our country back from a federal government that has far outgrown its intended Constitutional role. Your continued discussion will amplify the impact of these ideas.

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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Come see Texas Governor Rick Perry at "Fed Up!" book tour stops all around Texas.

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"I want to call for the awakening of that independent spirit on which the United States was founded. Let us work together to restore our founding principles, but also to retake the reins of government and chart a path forward for a new age of liberty in America."
-Governor Rick Perry, in Chapter Ten of Fed Up!

The election may be over, but the fight to limit the federal government's persistent overreach and to take back our country is just beginning.

Visit FedUpTheBook.com to learn more and stay up-to-date with the latest book tour schedule. After you read the book, check back at the website and join the discussion.

San Antonio, TX – Tuesday, Nov. 9
Augie’s Barbed Wire Smokehouse Bar-B-Que
3709 N. St. Mary’s – San Antonio, TX 78212
12:30 p.m.
Register for this event!

Houston, TX – Tuesday, Nov. 9
Minute Maid Park – Club Level, First Base
Corner of Hamilton St. and Texas Ave. – Houston, TX 77002
5:30 p.m.
Register for this event!

Dallas, TX – Wednesday, Nov. 10
Eddie Deen's Ranch
944 South Lamar – Dallas, TX 75202
5:30 p.m.
Register for this event!

Fort Worth, TX – Thursday, Nov. 11
Barnes and Noble, with special guest Newt Gingrich
4801 Overton Ridge Blvd – Fort Worth, TX 76132
12:00 p.m.
*Registration is not required to attend!

Austin, TX – Thursday, Nov. 11
Dell Diamond – United Heritage Center
Corner of 3400 East Palm Valley Blvd and Hwy 79
Round Rock, TX 78664
6:00 p.m.
Register for this event!

Tyler, TX – Friday, Nov. 12
Sponsored by Grassroots America-We The People
Lone Star Event Center
4036 FM 2767 – Tyler, TX 75705
11:30 a.m.
Register for this event!

Nacogdoches, TX – Friday, Nov. 12
Stephen F. Austin State University
Sponsored by the Young Conservatives of Texas, Stephen F. Austin State University Chapter
Baker Patillo Student Center
222 Vista Drive
Nacogdoches, TX 75961
1:30 p.m.
*Registration is not required to attend!

For more information, visit http://www.FedUpTheBook.com. Check back, and join the conversation on how we get our country back on track!

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. Become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook and join the fight against Washington's overreach!

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Brand New TV Ad: "Clear Choice"

Texans for Rick Perry today launched a new 30 second TV ad called “Clear Choice.”

“Campaigns are about choices, and Texas voters have a clear choice in this election,” said Texans for Rick Perry spokesman Mark Miner. “Gov. Rick Perry’s proven leadership and Texas values have made Texas a model for the rest of the nation, and Gov. Perry will continue to travel the state during these final days speaking directly to voters and promoting positive conservative principles of low taxes, limited government and personal liberty.”

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself, @GovPerry2010 for updates from the campaign, and become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest campaign news.

See below for the script for “Clear Choice.”

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VIDEO: Governor Perry on Fox & Friends.

This morning, Governor Perry appeared on Fox News to discuss the latest developments along the “Texas-Mexico border.”

Securing the border is a federal responsibility, but it is Texas' problem. Governor Perry is standing up for Texas, devoting hundreds of millions of dollars toward Texas resources along the border.

Texas, under Governor Perry, has put more boots on the ground, more technology to use, and more targeted operations to reduce crime along the border.

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself, @GovPerry2010 for updates from the campaign, and become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest campaign news.

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Brand New TV Ad: Sergeant Johnson

Texans for Rick Perry recently launched a new 30 second TV ad called “Sergeant Johnson.”

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself, @GovPerry2010 for updates from the campaign, and become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest campaign news.

See below for the script, sourcing, and background materials for “Sergeant Johnson.”

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Vote Early!

Find early voting locations in your county at http://vote.rickperry.org! Share this page with your friends and family all over Texas.

This morning, Texas' First Lady Anita Perry joined her husband and several other statewide elected officials at an early voting rally in Austin, before casting their votes early.

Early Voting Grassroots

Early Voting Grassroots

Texans are fired up and ready to send a message to Washington. Get to the polls early, between now and October 29, and avoid the lines on Election Day.

Just visit http://vote.rickperry.org to find where you can vote, and help us keep our strong momentum going.

Early Voting Grassroots

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Governor Rick Perry himself, @GovPerry2010 for campaign updates, and become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest campaign news. For all the latest photos from the campaign trail, visit Governor Perry's Flickr photostream.

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Brand New TV Ad: New Jobs

Texans for Rick Perry launched a new 30 second TV ad this week called “New Jobs.”

Did you know that over the time that the rest of the country lost more than 3 million jobs, Texas added more than 850,000 jobs? For more info, check out the New Jobs video on Governor Perry's YouTube page.

We need your help keeping Texas strong and prosperous! Visit http://hq.rickperry.org now, and get your friends, family, and colleagues who support Governor Perry out to vote. Early voting begins today, Monday, October 18th, and runs through October 29th!

Join the campaign today, and help us keep our strong momentum going.

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself, @GovPerry2010 for updates from the campaign, and become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest campaign news.

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The Texas Economy: Growing Jobs.

Earlier this Fall, ABC Houston asked the gubernatorial campaigns, "Introduce me to a Texan (or show me a place where you see Texans) struggling in today's economy and explain how you will help them?"

This was our response:

No doubt, the recession has reached every state in America, and Texas is not immune, but did you know that Texas is where 4 out of 5 new private sector jobs have been created since 2005? For more info, check out the “Right Track video on Governor Perry's YouTube page.”

Rich Lowry, in the National Review, adds:

Texas already looms large in its own imagination. Its elevated self-image didn’t need this: More than half of the net new jobs in the U.S. during the past 12 months were created in the Lone Star State.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, 214,000 net new jobs were created in the United States from August 2009 to August 2010. Texas created 119,000 jobs during the same period. If every state in the country had performed as well, we’d have created about 1.5 million jobs nationally during the past year, and maybe “stimulus” wouldn’t be such a dirty word.

What does Austin know that Washington doesn’t? At its simplest: Don’t overtax and -spend, keep regulations to a minimum, avoid letting unions and trial lawyers run riot, and display an enormous neon sign saying, “Open for Business.”

Investor's Business Daily explains that Texas is leaving California in the dust, when it comes to recovering from the recession:

In Texas, the payroll count is back to pre-recession levels. California is nearly 1.5 million jobs in the hole. Why such a difference? Chalk it up to taxes, regulation and attitude.

The contrast between America's two largest states, in terms of both population and economic heft, is as stark as it has ever been. Texas is leading the country out of the recession; California is holding it back.

Additionally, the Milken Institute examined U.S. metropolitan areas and ranked them by how well they are creating and sustaining jobs and economic growth. Texas claims 3 of the top 4 states, 5 of the top 10, and 11 of the strongest 25 cities in America. The Texas Public Policy Foundation also noted this week that in the battle between Texas and California, Texas wins, hands-down:

The report noted that the latest Bureau of Labor Statistics data showed that Texas had gained 129,000 new jobs in the last year—more than half of the national total—while California had lost 112,000 during the same period.

“Texas’s superior economic performance is noteworthy,” Dr. Laffer said. “It’s just striking how the states with no income tax outperform the states with high income taxes. And the reason is simple: employers move to the location that promises better after-tax returns. Texas constantly focuses on improving its economic competitiveness and the citizens of Texas are benefiting because of it.”

The research showed that Texas’ economy has been growing stronger and with less volatility than California or the nation as a whole.

We need your help keeping Texas strong and prosperous! Visit http://hq.rickperry.org now, and recruit your friends, family, and colleagues who support Governor Perry. Early voting begins on Monday, October 18th! Find the most convenient Texas Early Voting locations in your county, and vote early to avoid the lines on November 2. Remember, you can vote anywhere in your county during early voting, but you'll have to vote at your specific precinct polling place on Election Day itself.

Join us today, and help us keep our strong momentum going.

On Twitter? Follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself, @GovPerry2010 for updates from the campaign, and become a fan of Governor Perry on Facebook to stay up to date on the latest campaign news.

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