Texas Gov. Rick Perry to headline S.C. GOP winter banquet

jself@thestate.comNovember 8, 2013 

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— Texas Gov. Rick Perry will headline winter banquet for the S.C. Republican Party and Spartanburg County Republican Party.It marks the second time Perry will return to South Carolina since his defeat in the 2012 Republican presidential primary. Perry came to Greenville in August to raise money for Gov. Nikki Haley’s reelection campaign and to speak at her campaign kick-off rally.

Perry was an early frontrunner for the Republican presidential nomination in 2012. He spent a lot of time campaigning in South Carolina, an early primary state. But after losses in Iowa and New Hampshire, Perry dropped out of the race days before South Carolinians voted and endorsed eventual S.C. winner Newt Gingrich.

Perry is not seeking another term as governor of Texas, prompting speculation he is eyeing another presidential run in 2016.

The Spartanburg event will be held at 7 p.m. on Dec. 3 at the Spartanburg Expo Center.

“Governor Perry’s strong record on jobs and economic growth is one that Washington D.C. should strive to emulate. His conservative leadership in a large, diverse state is impressive,” said SCGOP Chairman Matt Moore.

“We are thrilled to show Governor Perry the Upstate and beautiful Spartanburg County. Our area is leading South Carolina’s economic renaissance as a manufacturing superpower. It’s a natural fit for Governor Perry to visit,” said Nic Lane, Chairman of the Spartanburg County Republican Party.

Tickets are available at SCVictory2014.com or by calling 803-988-8440.

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