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Texas Governor Rick Perry speaking at the Polk County Republican banquet in Des Moines last fall.
Photo credit: Dave Davidson – Prezography.com

Matt Whitaker received an endorsement from Texas Governor Rick Perry in Iowa’s U.S. Senate race.  They sent the following email to supporters this afternoon:

I don’t need to tell you that we are at a critical juncture in our nation’s history. If the Republicans win back the Senate in 2014, we can repeal Obamacare, reduce the debt and put our economy back on track. Electing a Republican from Iowa is crucial for the GOP to win back the Senate. That is why I am throwing my full support behind Matt Whitaker, a constitutional conservative who can win.

Matt is a small businesses owner who has created jobs in Iowa. This means he knows firsthand what it takes to grow the economy. We’ve seen in both Texas and Iowa that free markets, sensible regulations and fiscal responsibility creates jobs. These are the policies Matt will fight for if elected to serve in the United States Senate. This country needs leaders with the experience to know what policies work, and the strength and courage to enact them in Washington. This is what Matt brings to the table.

As United States Attorney from 2004 to 2009, Matt proved himself to be a strong and principled conservative who can get results. He enforced the law, putting dangerous criminals behind bars and holding corporate criminals accountable. Each year he spent less than he was allocated, a demonstration of his own fiscal discipline.

I know Matt to be a man of deep faith and strong character. He has been married for 20 years, has three energetic children, and has always lived his values.

Matt participated in his first Iowa Caucus at the age of 17, and has been a fighter for the conservative movement ever since. He’s not a politician and he’s not new to the Republican Party. The time is now to nominate Republicans who will not just win in November, but who will go to Washington to rein in the size, role and scope of the federal government.
I hope you’ll join me in supporting Matt Whitaker in this Senate race. He will go to Washington and fight to take back our country. This election is too important to sit out.


Gov. Rick Perry

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