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Tea Party faithful wonder if Perry walks the walk

NEW YORK, Aug 10 (Reuters) – Rick Perry has been widely
touted as a Republican presidential candidate who could appeal
Tea Party voters, but some in the anti-tax movement wonder if
his record as Texas governor stacks up to his rhetoric.

After all, they say, there are reasons to think he’s a
spendthrift. He once campaigned for Democrat Al Gore, reviled
by the Tea Party for being Bill Clinton’s vice president and
for his campaigning on climate change, and he even spoke kindly
about Hillary Clinton’s healthcare reform efforts.

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      "Kristina Cooke is an investigative reporter based in San Francisco. Before joining Reuters, she worked at CNN International and The Economist's "World In" journal. She studied International Relations and History at the London School of Economics and grew up in Karlsruhe, Germany. Write to Kristina: Follow her on Twitter: @kristinacooke"
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