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Report: Rick Perry To Head Up Republican Governors Association

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Also, the Dallas Morning News reports, Perry is hoping to recruit Democratic governors to his push for expanded states rights vis-á-vis the federal government:

"I can't believe a Democratic governor would want Washington D.C. telling them how to run their staets any more than a Republican governor would," he said. "Particularly if we can save dollars and show the federal government how we can deliver different services better, efficiently and cheaply."