Perry Draws Comparisons Between Texas Hometown and Iowa

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Former Texas governor Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair. (WHO-HD)

Former Texas governor Rick Perry speaks at the Iowa State Fair. (WHO-HD)

DES MOINES, Iowa — Presidential candidates are trying to pick up support at the Iowa State Fair and Wednesday morning it was Rick Perry’s turn.

The former Texas governor stopped by the Des Moines Register’s Soapbox to address Iowans. He told supporters the country’s best days are just a few policy and leadership changes away. Perry said those changes should include a stronger military and better border security.

Perry told fairgoers that his travels across Iowa reminded him of his small hometown in Texas, where he learned important values like serving the country, state, and fellow man and giving back to the community.

He also spoke about how upset he was that it seemed Washington, D.C. has decided that all decisions need to be made there. “I’m mad as hell and I’m going to do something about to change it,” said Perry.

He was the only candidate to appear at the Soapbox Wednesday. No candidates are scheduled to speak at the Soapbox on Thursday.

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