From Karl Frisch at MEDIA MATTERS (April 24, 2010):
As Media Matters noted in a special report released this week:
In recent years, at least twenty Fox News personalities have endorsed, raised money, or campaigned for Republican candidates or causes, or against Democratic candidates or causes, in more than 300 instances and in at least 49 states. Republican parties and officials have routinely touted these personalities’ affiliations with Fox News to sell and promote their events.
Now the Associated Press is reporting that Governor Rick Perry (R-TX) — whose prospects for reelection in November are considered a “toss-up” by prominent political analyst Charlie Cook — is slated to participate in Fox News host Glenn Beck’s traveling road-show today when it touches down in Texas:
With his Republican primary victory safely behind him, Texas Gov. Rick Perry is still working hard to court conservative voters.
Perry, who is running for a third full term in office, is scheduled to speak Saturday night at conservative radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck’s “Taking Back America” town hall event in Tyler.
Beck loves Perry. In fact, just this week he praised the Texas Governor saying he has “made [him] want to move to Texas” because Perry is “saying a lot of the right things right now.”
From The Dallas Morning News:
TYLER – Gov. Rick Perry urged supporters to “find you a tea party” Saturday night at a “Taking Back America” town hall event hosted by conservative radio and television talk show host Glenn Beck.
“If you care about America, if you care about taking this country back, you find you a Tea Party. Get involved,” Perry said to wild applause during the event, which attracted about 5,000 people.
Then he opened the door for more speculation on his presidential hopes.
“As for 2012, we’ll work on 2012 when 2012 rolls around. It’s about 2010, folks,” Perry said.
Perry spokeswoman Catherine Frazier said Perry was referring to congressional races in 2012, not a presidential run.