It’s a bromance: Texas Gov. Perry endorses “passionate” Rick Scottby John Kennedy | November 7th, 2013
Texas Gov. Rick Perry took time out Thursday from competing with Florida Gov. Rick Scott to endorse Scott’s run for reelection in 2014.
In a teleconference with reporters Thursday afternoon, Perry lauded Scott for 37 months of falling unemployment and steady job creation. And the one-time presidential contender lambasted Scott’s most recently announced Democratic rival, former Gov. Charlie Crist, for the loss of 832,000 jobs when Crist governed Florida as a Republican from 2007-2011.
“I know Rick Scott and I know Charlie Crist and know the difference. Rick Scott is a clear leader, a job creator who has been a great competitor,” Perry said. “He is one passionate dude. He is a guy who is absolutely on fire about creating opportunities for the people of Florida.”
Crist filed his candidacy papers Nov. 1, and is competing with former Sen. Nan Rich, D-Weston, for the Democratic nomination for governor.
— Tony Doris, assistant watchdog editor