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Tags: Trump Administration | Rick Perry | perry | candidacy | campaign | strategy | iowa

Rick Perry Focuses on Iowa: 'We'll Be Here a Lot'

By    |   Sunday, 07 June 2015 08:44 PM

Part of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry's presidential campaign strategy is to meet a lot of people in early voting states, and he has some advice for anybody who thinks they can outdo him.

"We will be here a lot," he told CNN's "State of the Union" on Sunday. "I don't care if it's two people or 2,000 people, if I get invited to come to Iowa, I am going to be here. There may be somebody that comes to Iowa more than I do, but if they do they better pack their lunch. We are putting eggs in New Hampshire's basket and South Carolina's basket as well, but we intend to do well here."

Perry also was interviewed on CBS's "Face the Nation," and said he is well and ready to run this time after a disastrous run in 2008 that he has since said was made while he was still recovering from back surgery.

Perry said Democratic frontrunner Hillary Clinton's claim that he tried to suppress minority voting rights with a voter ID law was "way outside the norm of ridiculous."

Perry said such matters should be left to states.

"Whichever state Hillary Clinton considers to be her home state, she should home and argue there not to have it," he said.

Both CNN and CBS told Perry he sounded more like leftist Democratic Sen. Elizabeth Warren than a Republican when he went after bailouts for Wall Street and General Motors in his official campaign announcement on Thursday.

"I think I sounded like a boy that did not have running water," he told CNN. "My mom and dad both had to work really hard, and I don't think it's right for Wall Street to be able to walk away from bad mistakes and the people on Main Street have to pay for it. You know, if that's populism, then I am proud to be a populist on that issue."

The American people don't like to see Wall Street bankers and GM getting "sweet treatment" when they are unable to get loans for businesses or homes, he told CBS.

"If they make bad decisions, then live with those bad decisions," he said of businesses that have been declared "too big to fail." "Don't bail them out," he said.

Perry stuck to his guns on CBS when asked about his statement that governors make better presidential candidates than the senators who are running.

"I think anybody can apply, but I think the facts are that governors do have that executive experience, particularly someone with 14 years of that executive experience," he said.

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