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Iowa Democrats ‘welcome’ Perry ahead of his first campaign trip to state

Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky had a few things to say Sunday in advance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Iowa appearance

Paolo Reyna
Last updated: Jul 31, 2020 | Aug 15, 2011

Iowa Democratic Party Chairwoman Sue Dvorsky had a few things to say Sunday in advance of Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s Iowa appearance.

The full statement released by the IDP is as follows:

Sue Dvorsky

After the hype of Governor Perry’s announcement yesterday, as he makes his first trip to Iowa tonight, I think Iowans will be disappointed to find nothing more than another Texas governor who is anxious to take our country back to the same failed economic policies that would erode middle class security and hurts seniors.

As Governor, Rick Perry set the bar when it comes to letting the special interests set their own rules. During his tenure he has given out billions in state contracts to his campaign contributors, while helping big corporations like energy companies avoid playing by the same rules as everyone else. In Rick Perry’s Texas there are two sets of rules — one for big corporate special interests and one for everyone else.

Rick Perry’s record is clear: he is in lockstep with the far right tea party wing of the Republican Party. He endorses the extreme and disastrous plans of the Tea Party Republicans to end Medicare as we know it, cut spending for education and eliminate investments in vital programs that help create jobs and move our country forward.

We know where Rick Perry and the rest of the GOP field’s priorities lie – in helping corporations and the wealthiest Americans at the expense of the middle class, seniors and young people. The Republican candidates have pledged their allegiance to the extreme Tea Party wing of the Republican party, not the American people, and that is not the type of leadership the people of Iowa or America need or want.

While Rick Perry adds one more voice to the out of touch tea party agenda, we will continue our work to ensure President Obama is reelected next year so he can continue moving our country forward.

Perry, U.S. Rep. Michele Bachmann and former U.S. Sen. Rick Santorum will appear Sunday evening at a fundraising dinner for the Black Hawk County Republicans.

Paolo Reyna | Paolo is a senior at the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, majoring in International Studies with a Latin American emphasis. During the fall semester of 2012, he had the opportunity to study abroad in Peru, which piqued his interest in international growth. He learned about the disparities that impact indigenous peoples, got a taste of Peruvian culture, and improved his Spanish skills. Mitchel interned with the Chicago Council on Global Affairs, conducting research on food security in Latin America, after being inspired by his foreign experience. He wants to work in international development and for a government department, writing legislation. He loves playing intramural basketball and practicing for the Chicago marathon when he is not thinking about current events in Latin America.


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