ATLANTA - Republican presidential hopeful Rick Perry will make his Georgia debut with a speech Friday before a conservative think tank. The Texas governor will speak about taxes, torts and his home's state's economy in a speech before the Georgia Public Policy Foundation in Atlanta. The group is holding its 2011 legislative conference. The event is modeled after the annual briefings by the Texas Public Policy Foundation, a sister think tank in the Lone Star state. Perry will also headline a lunchtime fundraiser Friday at an upscale Atlanta restaurant. It will be Perry's first trip to Georgia since joining the race for the White House. He's already lined up some prominent support in the state, including Lt. Gov. Casey Cagle.
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ATLANTA - Republican presidential hopeful Mitt Romney will swing through Georgia to raise money. His Republican rival Rick Perry will hit the state for the first time next week.
Romney, the former Massachusetts governor, is set to headline a $1,000-per-person event Monday night at the Atlanta home of supporters Rick and Joan Smith.
The Romney team rolled out a list of new Georgia backers, including state and local elected officials, Republican operatives and county GOP party chairs.
Perry, the Texas governor, will make his debut in Georgia since getting into the Republican race for president. He'll headline a Sept. 30 fundraiser at an Atlanta restaurant.
SIMI VALLEY, Calif. - Texas Gov. Rick Perry is defending
the death penalty in Texas and says he's never struggled with
whether any of the inmates executed during his time as governor
might have been innocent.
When Perry defended capital punishment, he drew strong applause
from the scores of people in the audience at the Republican debate
Wednesday night at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library.
As of today, 234 people have been executed in the 10-plus years
that Perry has served as governor of Texas. That's the highest
number of any American governor.
The audience first applauded when NBC News anchor Brian Williams
cited the number of executions in Texas. Perry says he believes
that such a response reflects how much Americans support capital
punishment for particularly heinous crimes.
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