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2533Re: Perry endorses Giuliani

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  • Greg Cannon
    Oct 17, 2007
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      I'm sure I'm not the first person to think this, but
      Giuliani would need a running mate more conservative
      and more Southern than he is...

      If they won, then Dewhurst would be governor, and how
      that complicate Kay Bailey's plans for 2010?

      --- Greg Cannon <gregcannon1@...> wrote:

      > Giuliani wins over conservative Texas governor
      > Wed Oct 17, 2:45 PM ET
      > WASHINGTON (Reuters) - Republican presidential
      > contender Rudy Giuliani, battling to win over
      > conservatives in the 2008 race, earned the backing
      > of
      > a Southern governor on Wednesday despite their
      > opposing views on abortion rights.
      > Republican Rick Perry, an abortion-rights opponent
      > who
      > succeeded President George W. Bush as Texas
      > governor,
      > said he was convinced the former New York mayor
      > would
      > appoint Supreme Court justices who would please
      > conservatives.
      > "The one question I wanted to hear him give me the
      > answer and look me right in the eye was the issue of
      > 'What type of individual can I expect on the Supreme
      > Court?"' Perry said at a news conference in
      > Washington
      > to announce the endorsement.
      > He said Giuliani, who leads national opinion polls
      > in
      > the Republican race, told him he would appoint
      > justices like Chief Justice John Roberts, Antonin
      > Scalia, and Samuel Alito -- three of the most
      > conservative members of the court.
      > "Let me tell you, I can live with that," Perry said.
      > Giuliani, who stood with Perry at the news
      > conference,
      > has methodically courted the party's influential
      > conservative wing, which has been hostile at times
      > to
      > his candidacy because of his past support for
      > abortion
      > rights, gun control and gay rights.
      > He will make another push for conservative support
      > this weekend at a Washington conference of "values
      > voters" -- religious conservatives who have made a
      > point of questioning Giuliani's abortion stance.
      > Giuliani said his message will be that, despite his
      > abortion views, he has many similarities with them
      > on
      > other issues of importance in the 2008 White House
      > race.
      > "There are always some differences, but I ask you to
      > look at the whole candidate and the whole picture of
      > what we face in 2008," Giuliani said.
      > Perry likened the choice to buying a new pickup
      > truck,
      > saying he would not reject a good model because it
      > had
      > one option he did not like.
      > "I'm looking at results, and I think that's what
      > Americans will coalesce around," he said.
      > (To read more about the U.S. political campaign,
      > visit
      > Reuters "Tales from the Trail: 2008" online at
      > http://blogs.reuters.com/trail08/)
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