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Perry: “Texas Has Spoken”

Rick Perry’s re-election last night to a third four-year term will make him the longest-serving governor in the history of Texas. Ed Mayberry was at the Texas GOP election night watch party near Buda, south of Austin and has this report.



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“The wave of dissatisfaction has been building for nearly two years, and it crested tonight in the form on conservatives winning offices and champions of big government are cleaning out their desk right now.”

It was a different venue than your usual downtown hotel, where candidates traditionally set up to hear results. The Exotic Game Ranch is just outside Buda, with buffalo, giraffes and other animals roaming the grounds. It’s in the middle of a recycling facility called Texas Disposal Systems. Excerpts from Perry’s new book were leaked on Election Day, and he touched on that book’s title as he thanked his supporters.

“Our citizens are tired of big government raising their taxes and cooking up new ways to micromanage their lives. Our citizens are tired of big government killing jobs with their do-gooder policies. In short, the people are fed up.”

Perry begins promoting his book “Fed Up,” now that the election is behind him. From Austin, I’m Ed Mayberry, KUHF News.

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