Two Vet's groups formed to push Perry candidacy
POSTED: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 2:33am
UPDATED: Tuesday, August 2, 2011 - 7:56am
Perry's former aide lists 1 million dollar goal in Iowa, S. Carolina
Houston — The Houston Chronicle is reporting; Gov. Rick Perry's military background and record on veterans' issues are reporting for campaign duty with the formation of two new political groups as he nears an announcement on the presidential race.
The Jobs for Vets Fund and Veterans for Rick Perry were founded by lobbyist Dan Shelley, an Air Force veteran and former Houston lawmaker who was legislative director to Perry and to then-Gov. George W. Bush before him.
Shelley said Monday that his focus is on Iowa and South Carolina. He said he hopes the groups will take in $1 million by year's end to deliver a pro-Perry message.
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