Perry to Skip DeMint Forum to Handle Killer Texas Wildfires

Monday, 05 Sep 2011 11:24 AM

By Newsmax Wires

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink
Texas Gov. Rick Perry will not attend the Sen. Jim DeMint’s Palmetto Freedom Forum of GOP candidates tonight because he is returning to Texas to deal with wildfires that have killed at least two people, destroyed hundreds of homes, and continue to race through thousands of acres.

Rick Perry, wildfires, DeMintRay Sullivan, Perry's campaign communications secretary, says Perry has been monitoring the situation in Texas, where a woman and her 18-month-old daughter died in a fire Sunday.

"He is in contact with emergency operations personnel and others on the ground in fire-affected Texas communities," Sullivan said.

One of the blazes, southeast of Austin, has destroyed about 300 homes and has burned thousands of acres as it has raged unchecked through parched ranchland along a 16-mile front.

Other declared Republican presidential candidates invited to DeMint’s forum in Columbia, S.C., include Mitt Romney, Michele Bachmann, Ron Paul, Herman Cain, and Newt Gingrich.

As for DeMint, don’t tune in expecting him to endorse one of the candidates, because the tea party favorite said Sunday he won’t be doing that.

“I’m not counting any of them out at this point,” DeMint said on ABC's "This Week" Sunday.

Earlier on CNN’s “State of the Union,” DeMint said, “There's no one in the group that I couldn’t support as our nominee, and there’s no one who would not do a better job than our current president.”

© 2014 Newsmax. All rights reserved.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
Please review Community Guidelines before posting a comment.
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Country
Zip Code:
Privacy: We never share your email.
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
Top Stories
You May Also Like

Mali's Islamists Withdraw Cease-Fire Pledge

Friday, 04 Jan 2013 13:06 PM

Tens of thousands of Fatah supporters rallied in the Hamas stronghold of Gaza on Friday for the first time since they we . . .

Fmr. CIA Director Hayden: Iran Nuclear Crisis Gets 'Scarier'

Tuesday, 17 Jul 2012 18:11 PM

 . . .

Join Fmr. CIA Director for Special Iran Briefing, Assess the Danger

Friday, 13 Jul 2012 12:27 PM

 . . .

Most Commented

Newsmax, Moneynews, and Independent. American. are registered trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc. Newsmax TV, NewsmaxWorld, NewsmaxHealth, are trademarks of Newsmax Media, Inc.

 
NEWSMAX.COM
America's News Page
©  Newsmax Media, Inc.
All Rights Reserved