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  •  Didn't Perry raise a lot from TX biz in 2011? (0+ / 0-)

    I very well could be wrong about this.  

    Even so, I do think Perry's financial options are a lot better as a sitting Governor than as a former one.  

    23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

    by Jeff Singer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 12:11:00 PM PDT

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    •  He did raise from a lot of groups with TX ties (0+ / 0-)

      http://usatoday30.usatoday.com/...

      WASHINGTON – While Mitt Romney remains Wall Street's favored candidate, Texas Gov. Rick Perry has turned to energy companies and industries with investments in his home state to help finance his presidential bid, a USA TODAY analysis of new fundraising reports shows.
      I would assume unless the heads of all these groups absolutely love Perry (and some do: the article notes George Brint Ryan is a big Perry supporter and his employees were his biggest donors) it would be easier to at least tap into their donations as a Governor and not a former Governor.  

      I'm not expert on this so I'll defer to our Texans who are.  But I do believe regardless if Perry has any intention to run in 2016 he does need to win in 2014, if only to erase some of 2012's failures.  

      23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

      by Jeff Singer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 12:20:24 PM PDT

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    •  Yes (2+ / 0-)
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      But that was because his opponent was Romney. The context matters.

      Anyway, I do agree generally with what you're saying, but I don't think that Texan money men would finance a second bid.

      23 Burkean Post Modern Gay Democrat; NM-2 (Raised), TX-20 (B.A. & M.A. in Political Science), TX-17 (Home); 08/12 PVIs

      by wwmiv on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 12:25:35 PM PDT

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      •  You're probably right on that. (0+ / 0-)

        I do think a lot of big donors in Texas and nationwide would be much more likely to give him money in 2015 for a POTUS bid if he used 2014's reelection to demonstrate his viability.  But I do see what you're saying about the Texas money men not being swayed by local interests to the extent I suggested.    

        23, male, CA-18 (home and voting there), LA-01 (college).

        by Jeff Singer on Thu Jun 20, 2013 at 12:41:04 PM PDT

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