Tags: Perry | Wildfires

Perry Undecided on GOP Debate Because of Wildfires

Tuesday, 06 Sep 2011 12:16 PM

 

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
|  A   A  
  Copy Shortlink

AUSTIN, Texas — Gov. Rick Perry isn't yet saying if he plans to take part in a Republican presidential debate in California or stay in Texas to deal with wildfires that officials say destroyed more than 1,000 homes in a week.

Perry says he is "substantially more concerned" about the people affected by the wildfires than he is about the debate planned for Wednesday.

The longest-serving governor in Texas history says he expects federal assistance with the wildfires and expressed frustration that firefighting assets at Fort Hood are not already in use.

Perry interrupted campaigning in South Carolina and returned to Texas on Monday. He took an aerial tour early Tuesday of one of the areas destroyed by the wildfires.

© Copyright 2014 The Associated Press. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.

Share:
  Comment  |
   Contact Us  |
  Print  
  Copy Shortlink
Around the Web
Join the Newsmax Community
>> Register to share your comments with the community.
>> Login if you are already a member.
blog comments powered by Disqus
 
Email:
Retype Email:
Country
Zip Code:
 
Hot Topics
Follow Newsmax
Like us
on Facebook
Follow us
on Twitter
Add us
on Google Plus
Around the Web
You May Also Like

Boxer Rubin 'Hurricane' Carter Dies at 76

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 11:26 AM

Rubin Hurricane Carter, the boxer whose wrongful murder conviction became an international symbol of racial injustice, . . .

Boston Marathon Defies Terror Attacks One Year On

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 10:53 AM

The Boston Marathon returns Monday under a major security crackdown after last year's deadly bombings as a near record 3 . . .

Researchers Use Twitter to Predict Crime

Sunday, 20 Apr 2014 07:46 AM

Hidden in the Twittersphere are nuggets of information that could prove useful to crime fighters -- even before a crime  . . .

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