Perry Touts Minority Appointments

Texas – Gov. Rick Perry touted his appointments of minorities to state positions and advances in education during an appearance before the Texas State NAACP.

Perry spoke to the group on Friday.

"You look at our flag that has one star because we are one Texas. We are one people," Perry said. "We are in pursuit of basically the same thing: the values of family, faith and hard work."

The Dallas Morning News reported that Gary Bledsoe, Texas NAACP president, introduced Perry and said that even though he may not always agree with him, it's important to judge both gubernatorial candidates fairly. Perry is being challenged by Democrat Bill White.

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