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Candice Miller announces endorsement of Rick Perry for president

by Candice Miller on September 9, 2011

U.S. Rep. Candice Miller just minutes ago announced her endorsement of Texas Gov. Rick Perry for president.
The support by Miller, a Harrison Township Republican, comes on the heels of Perry’s first appearance in a GOP presidential debate. Most pundits concluded that Perry’s performance was solid enough for the governor to continue as the party’s frontrunner.
In a statement, Miller said: “… The most important factor in making my determination is, who is best suited to bring fiscal sanity back to Washington and help build an environment where our economy can grow and new jobs can be created. Lots of candidates talk about job creation, but no one has delivered like Rick Perry. Since Rick Perry became governor, Texas has gained more than one million jobs – a stark contrast to the 2.4 million jobs America has lost on President Obama’s watch. After careful consideration I have determined that Gov. Rick Perry is the leader we need to get Michigan and America working again.”
Miller added: “… The Perry record is less government spending, balanced budgets, less burdensome regulation, a lower tax burden, and more jobs. The Obama record is millions unemployed, a stagnant economy and a crushing burden of government debt on our children and grandchildren. The choice in my mind is clear — Rick Perry is the right leader to get our nation back to work.”
A member of the House Homeland Security Committee, the congresswoman also saluted Perry as an Air Force veteran and commander-in-chief of the Texas National Guard, saying that she has “full confidence” that Perry would be a strong leader in national defense matters.
In a news release making the endorsement announcement, Perry said: “I appreciate Rep. Miller’s endorsement because she has been on the front lines in opposition to the Obama agenda that has failed to provide our citizens the opportunities they need. I know that she will be a staunch ally in the fight for lower taxes and smaller government so employers can flourish and create jobs.”
The Perry campaign, in part, described Miller this way: “Rep. Miller was the first Republican in more than half a century to be elected to countywide office in Macomb County, a blue-collar region near Detroit that is sometimes referred to as the home of the Reagan Democrats.”

Thursday, September 8, 2011
Candice Miller announces endorsement of Rick Perry for president
By Chad Selweski
Macomb Daily Staff Writer

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