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Reports on Miers donations to Gore forget Gore chair became Republican Texas governor

John Byrne

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While the conservative Drudge Report and the rest of the mainstream media trumpet revelations that Bush Supreme Court nominee Hariet Miers gave $2,000 to Al Gore's 1988 presidential campaign -- there's something they're not revealing, RAW STORY has found.

Gore's Texas campaign chair in the 1988 primaries was none other than the now-Republican governor of Texas and Bush ally Rick Perry. Perry's record reveals he is no Al Gore.

The $2,000 Miers gave -- was for the primary.

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In 2005, Perry signed a bill limiting late term abortions and requiring women under 18 to obtain parental permission for an abortion. He signed the bill in the gymnasium of the evangelical Calvary Christian Academy, which spawned criticism from pro-choice advocates and supporters for the separation of church and state.

He told the 1992 Republican National Convention: "Folks, I joined the Republican Party because I learned that the Democratic Party could not be trusted to run the state of Texas, much less the United States. That time, I was dead right."

Perry, a onetime Democrat, became a Republican in 1989.

Originally published on Monday October 3, 2005.

 


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