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Rick Perry: I'll Match My Record Up Against Anyone's

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By    |   Wednesday, 02 Sep 2015 12:13 PM

Rick Perry on Wednesday insisted that he'll continue to put his "record up against anyone in the race," despite setbacks that have put him low in the polls and cost him paid staffers in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.

"The people who are going to to go out and vote in the early primaries may not be the ones being polled today," the former Texas governor and GOP candidate told Fox News' "America's Newsroom" program. "I hope the election will be about the individual who has the most experience running a major economy."

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Meanwhile, he told show co-host Martha MacCallum he believes it's "wise to be truthful and reflect what you believe in."

Also, he pointed out that as Texas governor he's had to deal with securing the border, and that doesn't include backing GOP front-runner Donald Trump's call to build a wall that spans the entire dividing line between Mexico and the United States.

"Building a 1,933-mile fence, that's like [building one] from Key West to Maine," Perry said. "That's rhetoric."

Earlier this month, Perry stopped paying campaign staff workers in South Carolina, with spokesman Lucy Nashed blaming the cutbacks on "monetary and time-related resources."

This week, Perry's Iowa staff was trimmed back to just one paid staff worker while the Texas governor refocuses on South Carolina.

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Rick Perry on Wednesday insisted that he'll continue to put his "record up against anyone in the race," despite setbacks that have put him low in the polls and cost him paid staffers in the early voting states of Iowa and New Hampshire.
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