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AP Interview: Tough talk from Paul on Perry

AP Interview: Tough talk from Paul on Perry
Friday, September 2, 2011 - 8:08pm

(AP) - Republican presidential candidate Ron Paul is likening his home state opponent, Texas Gov. Rick Perry, to a "candidate of the week."

Paul, a Texas congressman, is advising GOP primary voters to look closely at Perry's record over the last decade. Paul says a lot has changed in Texas under Perry's watch - and much of it isn't good.

Paul hasn't gotten much attention in the race so far, but he nearly beat Minnesota Rep. Michele Bachmann in the Iowa straw poll.

He has strong libertarian views, but he told The Associated Press on Friday that he has ruled out a third-party bid.

Paul said Perry could fall just as quickly as he has risen when voters get to know him better.

The Perry campaign had no immediate comment.

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