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VIDEO: "Great Moments in Going the Wrong Way"

Don't miss our new web video comparing Senator Hutchison's recent vote with Democrats to end the Republican filibuster on Obamacare to an unfortunate professional football player picking up the ball and running the wrong way into the end zone for a safety:

For more fun videos like this and the latest news about Governor Perry's opponent's frequent missteps, bookmark and check back regularly between now and March.

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Spread Some Christmas Cheer with Perry Campaign Gear!

The Perry online store is a big hit; merchandise has been flying off the shelves. You can buy Perry 2010 shirts, bumper stickers, yard signs, hats and more by visiting the Perry campaign store:

Governor Perry's Campaign Store

Be sure to join the more than 14,000 supporters of Governor Perry on Facebook.

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Texans for Rick Perry Debut New Radio Ad – “Texas Values”

Texans for Rick Perry's new radio ad, "Texas Values," is now airing on stations across Texas.

Listen to the new ad here:

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Governor Perry’s Leadership Draws Broad Array of Endorsements.

Add your own endorsement: visit Perry Home Headquarters and invite your friends and family to support Governor Rick Perry!

The list of endorsing organizations and leaders is unparalleled for 2010, and support for Rick Perry just keeps growing:

Former Alaska Governor Sarah Palin
Texas Municipal Police Association
Texas Chemical Council
Texas Society of Professional Engineers
Republican National Committeewoman Cathie Adams
Texas Right to Life
Houston Realty Business Coalition
Texas Apartment Association
TX Republican County Chairman Assoc. Pres. Linda Rogers
Heidi Group Founder Carol Everett
Texas Alliance for Life
Texas Department of Public Safety Officers Association PAC
Texas Home School Coalition PAC
Texans for Life Coalition President Kyleen Wright
Conservative Republicans of Texas President Dr. Steve Hotze
Free Market Foundation President Kelly Shackelford
Texas Chiropractic Association
Americans for Prosperity* State Director Peggy Venable
Texas State Association of Fire Fighters
Texas Association of Realtors
Former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani
Texas Civil Justice League PAC
Texas Oil and Gas Association President Rob Looney
Concerned Women for America State Director Ann Hettinger
Texas Optometric Association PAC
Texas Pest Control Association
Energy Entrepreneur T. Boone Pickens
Texas Recreational Vehicle Association
Texas Poultry Federation
Justice at the Gate Founder Alice Patterson
Former Republican Party of Texas Chair Tina Benkiser
Texas Cattle Feeders Beef-PAC
Eagle Forum Founder Phyllis Schlafly
Texas Pharmacy Business Council
Justice Foundation President Allan Parker, Jr.
Texas Podiatric Medical Association
Texas Association for Interior Design
Former Texas Republican Party Chairman Susan Weddington
Former U.S. Secretary of Education Bill Bennett
Family Research Council Action PAC Chairman Tony Perkins
WallBuilders President and Founder David Barton
Mississippi Governor Haley Barbour
Texas Association of Builders HOMEPAC
Manufacturers PAC of Texas
Texas Medical Association TEXPAC
Former Republican Party of Texas Chair George Strake
Texas Society of Anesthesiologists PAC
Texas Restaurant Association PAC
Vision America Founder Dr. Rick Scarborough
Wholesale Beer Distributors of Texas PAC
Recreational Fishing Alliance
Texas Recreational Fishing Alliance
Texas Nursery and Landscape Association PAC
Career Colleges and Schools of Texas
Two-Thirds of the State Republican Executive Committee
Republican National Committeeman Bill Crocker
Former Republican Party of Texas Chair Tom Pauken
Texas Motor Transportation Association TRUCKPAC
Empower Texans PAC

*Organization listed for identification purposes only, Americans for Prosperity itself does not endorse candidates.

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Gov. Rick Perry endorsed by two-thirds of the State Republican Executive Committee (SREC).

The Perry campaign is excited to announce the endorsement of 41 State Republican Executive Committee (SREC) members, representing more than two-thirds of the state’s 62-member SREC. Two endorsees, James Barnes of District 19 and Charlie Garza of District 29, recently left leadership positions on Senator Hutchison's campaign to support Governor Perry:

Stay tuned, because there are more to come. Add your endorsement at Perry Home Headquarters. You can also stay in touch with Governor Perry by following Governor Rick Perry's tweets and the campaign's tweets.

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Texans for Rick Perry Launches Television Campaign With Release of "Texas Values"

Follow @GovPerry2010 on Twitter for campaign updates on Twitter, and follow @GovernorPerry for updates from Rick Perry himself. You can also find Governor Rick Perry on Facebook.

Below is text of the ad, titled "Texas Values."

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Welcoming the Republican Governors Association to Texas.

Governor Perry welcomed the RGA to Texas for their 2009 Annual Conference with an op-ed in the Austin American-Statesman:

This week, I am proud to welcome 19 of my fellow governors to Texas for the Republican Governors Association Annual Conference. I look forward to discussing important issues facing our states and the best approaches to the challenges that lie before us.

As Washington continues to debate misguided, intrusive policies, seemingly without regard to their negative impact upon state taxpayers, employers and governments, states must step up to implement sound fiscal policies and pursue models of good governance that can lead our nation's economic recovery.

The conference will be an important catalyst of that effort, offering a platform for governors from across the nation to share their concerns on a variety of policy issues while exchanging innovative ways to address them. Governors can then carry those ideas back to their respective legislatures and work on initiatives that can help states and the nation better compete on a global scale and create greater opportunity.

Read Governor Rick Perry's entire op-ed here, and visit for more information on this week's big event. You can also get updates from the conference on twitter. Use the hashtag #RGA and follow @GovPerry2010 and @GovernorPerry.

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Looking For Campaign Gear?

The Perry online store is open, and merchandise is already flying off the shelves. You can buy Perry 2010 shirts, bumper stickers, yard signs, and more by visiting the Perry campaign store:

Governor Perry's Campaign Store

Be sure to join the more than 12,000 supporters of Governor Perry on Facebook.

And don't forget to join the more than 19,000 people getting regular updates from the trail, straight from Rick Perry on Twitter.

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How You Can Support Veterans Today.

On this Veteran's Day, take a few moments out of your day to say thank you to the soldiers and vets in your life.

One way you can honor our veterans is by contributing to the Central Texas-Fort Hood Chapter, Association of the U.S. Army (AUSA), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization.

Soldiers and their families will receive 100% of all funds. Please write "Community Response to 11/5" on the memo line of your checks and mail them to this address:

The Central Texas- Fort Hood Chapter
Association of the US Army
Attn: Community Response to 11/5
PO Box 10700
Killeen, TX 76547-0700

AUSA is playing a critical role in helping our military families recover from the tragedy at Ft. Hood last week. Let's help AUSA help our veterans.

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