While a handful of GOP candidates are descending on the Palmetto State for the next week and a half, their surrogates are also taking the time to speak to local Republican Party groups. Monday night, Anita Perry, the wife of Texas Governor Rick Perry, spoke before the York County Republican Women. Perry said after the Iowa caucuses, there was no question that her husband would quit the race.
About 50 people turned out for the grassroots event, where Mrs. Perry spoke about the stresses of being on the campaign trail. Anita Perry admitted her husband had a little trouble in front of the cameras, but she said voters should pay close attention to his record as the longest-serving governor in Texas history.
Governor Perry’s campaign docket includes stops Tuesday in Rock Hill, Lancaster, Sun City, and the Pee Dee.
AUDIO: Anita Perry speaks to Republican women’s group in Rock Hill