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The Trail: 2012 Presidential News from the Field / Campaign 2012

Perry Letter Seeks to Woo Cain Supporters

(AP Photo/Paul Sancya)

photo of Rebecca Kaplan
December 4, 2011

Texas Gov. Rick Perry has wasted no time in trying to lure the supporters of Atlanta businessman Herman Cain, who suspended his campaign yesterday.

Perry's campaign has set up a page on his campaign website telling voters that with Cain gone, he is the only true "Washington outsider" left in the presidential race.

"As the race goes forward, with the Iowa Caucuses 32 days away, I am truly the only Washington Outsider left in the race. I haven't served a day in Washington - either in Congress or as part of an Administration - and I am not the hand-picked choice of the Washington Establishment," says a letter to supporters on the page. "I am simply a conservative governor has who has led based on my strong faith and conservative values, and will chart a conservative course for our country."

 

The campaign's message in recent weeks has struck a populist, anti-Washington tone designed to capitalize on anger at Congress and the presidency. In his government reform plan, Perry proposes, among other things, to cut Congress' pay, office budgets, and time in Washington in half.

The letter also includes an appeal to the evangelical caucus-goers in Iowa who wield considerable influence on the nominating process.

"I believe this nation was founded on Judeo-Christian values. But you don't have to go to church every Sunday to know something is wrong in America where gays can openly serve in the military but our children can't pray in school," the letter says. Perry also released an ad in Iowa last week that features him talking about his faith.

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