Rick Perry Shunned By One Of The GOP’s Least Popular Governors


Pennsylvania Gov. Tom Corbett (R) could use all the help he could get as he seeks re-election, currently trailing his Democratic opponent by 15.5 percentage points, according to TPM’s PollTracker average. But even he has limits, which now apparently include Texas Gov. Rick Perry (R) after Perry’s indictment on abuse of power charges.

Corbett’s campaign pulled the video of Perry’s endorsement for Corbett from its website, the Associated Press reported last week. A spokesperson told the AP that the campaign didn’t want Perry’s indictment to be a distraction.

In a Monday interview with a Dallas area radio station, Perry declined to comment on the Corbett campaign distancing itself from him, Business Insider reported. After all, Perry said, he has plenty of fans in early presidential primary state New Hampshire.

“I think political staff make decisions day in and day out. I’m not going to delve into that,” he said. “But I can assure you that those that are running in offices in New Hampshire were more than happy to be standing by me having their picture made.”