But it should be noted that even though Berman declared his candidacy last year we won't know until early next month whether he is in the race for the long stretch. Berman, best known for his tough stand on illegal immigration, said this week that if Perry endorses four key issues he is pushing for - including two that would help the state crackdown on illegal immigrants - he will withdraw from the race on July 1 and endorse the governor.
Berman's decision could have a huge impact on the race because a recent poll showed Perry and Hutchison running neck and neck. In a three-way race in the Republican primary, Berman could take more votes from the governor than from the senator.
Berman said he would support Hutchison.
"She is not conservative," he said. "Rick Perry is."
Wednesday, June 24, 2009
Leo Berman closer to endorsing Rick?
The staunchly anti immigration Republican Leo Berman threw his name in the hat earlier this year and said he would announce a run for governor on July 4. Now he looks like he is getting close to endorsing Rick (link). Excerpt follows...
Amarillo also had a story on the Berman decision (link). Excerpt follows...
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