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Subject: Re: Thanks for visiting
Date: Mon, 22 Aug 2011 10:43:33 -0700 (PDT)
From: Tom Jurkovich
Reply-To: Tom Jurkovich
To: Gardner Selby <wgselby@statesman.com>
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Having thought about it a minute, here's what I would say:
 
I certainly don't recall that Governor Perry was the campagin chair. He was an up- and -coming state legislator and we welcomed his endorsement-- which he gave-- and we may have named him to a "steering committee" or as one of several campaign "co-chairs," typically honorific titles with no real role. Gore was generally positioned as the more conservative of the Democrats in the primary and Perry, like other conservative Democrats in the state, found then-Senator Gore to be the candidate closest to their views.   He wasn't highly involved in the campaign, however, and  had zero operational responsibilty.