DMN on the latest video

Karen Brooks in the DMN writes on the Perry campaign's video trying to tie Strayhorn to Ben Barnes:

Nearly 10,000 supporters of Gov. Rick Perry received a video e-mail on Tuesday telling them his GOP primary opponent, Comptroller Carole Keeton Strayhorn, is in cahoots with a lying, Bush-hating liberal.

The Democrat in question, former Lt. Gov. Ben Barnes, is on the host committee for a Strayhorn fundraiser scheduled for today in Austin.

"We're going to make sure that Republicans in this state don't forget Carole Strayhorn's close ties to Ben Barnes, a major political enemy of President Bush," campaign spokesman Robert Black said.


The Perry campaign called it "a teaser" but did not offer further details on any TV campaign.

Mrs. Strayhorn has defended her alliance with Mr. Barnes, calling him a lifelong friend. Her campaign aides said the video e-mail was a sign of desperation.

"Since he's sending it to his people, he must be worried that his support is slipping," spokesman Mark Sanders said.

Nearly 10,000 supporters...and a bunch of journalists too.

Posted by Evan @ 12/14/05 07:34 AM


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