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Today Texas Governor Rick Perry had some comments for outsiders endorsing Ted Cruz over Dewhurst (via Chron):
“There’s a whole lot of people who don’t intimately and expertly know how Texas operates that have come in and endorsed in this race, and with all due respect – I respect each one of those individuals, but they don’t know anything about how Texas works,” said Perry after a hurricane preparedness tour at the Austin airport. “And if they did, they would be endorsing David Dewhurst.”
Without naming Palin, DeMint or Santorum, Perry called them to mind by naming their states: “I appreciate everybody paying attention to Texas – as well they should, they could learn some things on how to run South Carolina and Pennsylvania and Alaska.
“Come to Texas and learn how to do it right, but don’t come down here and tell us who needs to be our next United States senator, thank you very much. We’ll decide that without your outside, Washington, D.C.-oriented help,” Perry said.
Mark Levin, who has endorsed Ted Cruz, slammed Rick Perry for his ‘illogical’ comments noting that Dewhurst himself has had ‘outsiders’ cutting ads for him. But even more than that, Levin said that it’s a US Senate race that will have an affect on everyone in the country and people have a right to weigh in on the race.
Toward the end he told Rick Perry to “go ahead and back your candidate” and to “give us all the great reasons why Dewhurst should be elevated to the Senate…,” but to stop telling the rest of this country what to do. “It’s still a free country,” Levin added.
UPDATE: It’s also worth noting that Perry campaigned in Minnesota Senate GOP race, which I believe is outside of Texas. That would make him an outsider to Minnesota.
This was posted just a cople of weeks ago: