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Subject: Gore
Date: Tue, 23 Aug 2011 17:29:51 -0500
From: Ray Sullivan
To: Gardner Selby <wgselby@statesman.com>

We believe RP was one of a group of conservative Democrats who supported Gore in the 1988 primary.  Tennessee’s Gore staked out the conservative Democrat ground that year.  We have no record or recollection of any leadership position.  That was a notion pushed by Sharp in 1998 to defend his role as Texas chairman of the 1988 Dukakis campaign. 


RP said he voted for GHWB in the 1988 general election.  He switched parties in 1989. 

From: Gardner Selby [mailto:wgselby@statesman.com]
Sent: Tuesday, August 23, 2011 5:29 PM
To: Ray Sullivan
Subject: Re: Gore


One more q: As far as I can tell from news stories at the time, Perry and his campaign did not dispute Sharp's references in 1998 to Perry chairing or co-chairing or vice-chairing the Gore effort in 1988. Why not?


W. Gardner Selby  
Editor, PolitiFact Texas  
Austin American-Statesman  
RS RESPONSE, Aug. 24, 2011:

We did not access to information about the Gore 88 campaign organization and therefore 10 years later could not definitively say one way or the other.