Perdue to back Pawlenty

WSB-TV’s Lori Geary reports that former Governor Sonny Perdue, who had previously endorsed Newt Gingrich and was serving as his national campaign co-chair, is now backing Tim Pawlenty.

[UPDATE] Gingrich has lost his paid staff in Iowa as well.

[UPDATE – 5:50pm] Perdue on Pawlenty: “Tim Pawlenty is a great man, he was a phenomenal governor, and he is the person I now believe stands the greatest chance of defeating President Obama. He is the only candidate who has laid out a real plan to grow the American economy, and his track record in Minnesota is proof he’s the right man for the job.”


    • benevolus says:

      Ain’t Newt and Sonny from the same state? Maybe couldn’t be on the same ticket.
      Woulda been some fun campaign signs though.

  1. saltycracker says:

    oops – right when Pawlenty gets to the top of the A list – Bloomberg publishes this:

    The top 0.1 percent of U.S. taxpayers would save an average of $1.4 million in taxes under the economic plan of Republican presidential candidate Tim Pawlenty, according to an independent analysis.

    Pawlenty’s $11.6 trillion tax-cut plan, which reduces rates on income, capital gains, interest, estates and dividends, is almost three times larger than the proposals endorsed by House Republicans.

    “It’s heavily weighted toward benefits for the wealthy, giving big tax cuts for the wealthy, and it makes the tax system much less progressive,” said Roberton Williams, a senior fellow at the Tax Policy Center in Washington, which conducted the analysis and released it today. The center is a joint venture of the Urban Institute and the Brookings Institution.

    • grumpymoderate says:

      Tim Pawlenty = John McCain + eloquence – wrinkles – charisma. “Vanilla” isn’t a good nickname for a presidential candidate.

    • Ken says:

      Oh, no. It’s too easy and I’ll let the Democrats do their own work. :-)

      Can’t play that game, Ed. I already have nightmares of how his stock headshots could be used. In fact 2 really nasty concepts that I would unleash if he was of another party – both with retro 70s themes.

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