Democrats To Bob Beauprez: Ditch Rick Perry’s Endorsement

Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

Texas Gov. Rick Perry.

​New Democratic-aligned message group Making Colorado Great, which is focused on the gubernatorial race this year, put out a release this morning calling on GOP gubernatorial nominee Bob Beauprez to renounce his recent endorsement by Texas Gov. Rick Perry. Perry, as you may have heard, was indicted last week on felony charges relating to alleged abuse of power. Excerpt from today's release:

"We call on Beauprez to immediately renounce his endorsement by indicted Texas Governor Rick Perry," stated Michael Huttner, spokesman for Making Colorado Great.

Perry, who was indicted on two felony counts of abuse of power last Friday, endorsed Bob Beauprez during the Republican primary on May 20, 2014.

Bob Beauprez continues to tout Perry's endorsement -– even more than that of Mitt Romney–on his official campaign website.

On his official campaign website Beauprez states he is "proud to receive the endorsement of conservative Governor Rick Perry this morning…Rick Perry is a good man and an outstanding Governor."

Beauprez isn't the only Colorado Republican candidate with Rick Perry baggage in tow: Rep. Mike Coffman was an early endorser and state chair of Perry's train wreck 2012 presidential campaign. The charges against Perry stem from actions he took against a district attorney whose office oversees the state of Texas' Public Integrity Unit–the office responsible for policing public corruption, and due to its location generally controlled by Democrats. Perry vetoed the funding for the public corruption unit after the DA in question pled guilty to a DUI. As of now, Perry's Republican allies are staunchly defending him–but depending on how only the second indictment of a Texas governor in 100 years unfolds, Perry could become a problematic association for any Colorado Republicans who have invoked his name.

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  1. JeffcoBlueJeffcoBlue says:

    With GOPers tripping over themselves to stick up for Perry, they'd better hope they're right and it's just politics. If it's just politics why haven't there been more indictments in the last 100 years?

    And what about this office's investigations? That's what Perry was really trying to stop.

  2. VoyageurVoyageur says:

    I have very few reasons to stand with Rick Perry.  This indictment is one of them.  Trying to fire a DA who is a drunken driver is one of the very few things he has done right.

  3. itlduso says:

    Meanwhile, Alabama Governor Don Siegleman (D) is serving a 6 1/2 year prison sentence for an appointment he made to a non-paid hospital regulatory board.

    I'm sure our resident trolls are horrified by that injustice.

    • Andrew Carnegie says:


      Care to share the rest of the story about the appointment?

      Generally Governors are not imprisoned for appointing people to a board.

    • Andrew Carnegie says:

      The CEO of Health South donated $500,000 to a political cause of the governor in exchange for a seat on the board that oversees hospitals.  this is from Wiki:

      On October 26, 2005, Siegelman was indicted on new charges of bribery and mail fraud in connection with Richard M. Scrushy, founder and former CEO of HealthSouth. Two former Siegelman aides were charged in the indictment as well. Siegelman was accused of trading government favors for campaign donations when he was governor from 1999 to 2003 and lieutenant governor from 1995 to 1999. Scrushy was accused of arranging $500,000 in donations to Siegelman's campaign for a state lottery fund for universal education in exchange for a seat on a state hospital regulatory board, a non-paying position. Scrushy, who had served on the state hospital regulatory board over the past three Republican administrations, had recently been acquitted of charges of securities fraud for his part in the HealthSouth Corporation fraud scandal which cost shareholders billions.[15]

  4. DawnPatrol says:

    And I'm sure we can now all count on YOU to stand up against House Eunuch Boehner's ludicrous, asisnine, baseless, groundless "lawsuit" against President Obama — right, Zippy?

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