Today, we’ll talk to Texas Gov. Rick Perry one-on-one after he introduces his economic policy in a speech at a Pittsburgh steel plant. This is the energy, industry and jobs plan he did not reveal at the latest debate, because it was still in the works.
While we are interviewing her husband, Anita Perry is in the Upstate, holding a meet-and-greet at Dyars Diner in Pendleton, visiting the Nursing Center at Clemson University, lunching with Bob Jones University students and faculty, and touring Greenville Memorial Hospital.
She was tearful at times Thursday when she spoke to an audience in North Greenville about her husband’s intentions in running for president. She said she truly feels he is serving God, and that “We are here for that purpose.”
She also told audiences in South Carolina (which quickly went national) that her husband is being “brutalized” in this campaign. Though she has served as Texas first lady longer than anyone else in history, she said she was not prepared for the intensity of this race.
And yes, he’s still in it:
The State’s Gina Smith tweeted that Rick Santorum picked up two endorsements from Beaufort Representatives Bill Herbkersman and Andy Patrick. Santorum also has connections in that area of the state, as his brother lives there.