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November 07, 2010


Perry Proves Newspaper Endorsements are Irrelevant

Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) beat challenger Bill White (D) "for an historic and unprecedented third four-year term by a whopping 13 points" but Mark McKinnon notes "what is really surprising is the way Perry won. Sure, he did all the traditional things well. He raised a ton of money. He honed a clear and compelling message and communicated it aggressively with great discipline. And he galvanized the Republican base. But, he also did something shockingly unconventional. He told the press to take a hike."

"Perry didn't receive any endorsements from the major newspapers in the Lone Star State. And, the governor went out of his way to make sure he didn't. Perry didn't attend a single editorial endorsement meeting -- knowing he would, therefore, be unlikely to gain any newspaper endorsements. And he didn't. Which is what he wanted."












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