Senior leads student effort for Rick Perry 2012
With the Texas Governor set to announce a presidential bid on Saturday, over a month of social media politicking by Students for Rick Perry – co-chaired by College senior Joe Knowles – will begin to pay off.
Launched in mid-June, the group has 25 active state and D.C. subsidiaries. And as Chairman Justin Till – a 2010 graduate of Texas’ Angelo State University – pointed out, Students for Rick Perry has more Facebook fans than similar pages for any of the other Republican frontrunners.
“Tough times call for proven leaders,” Knowles wrote in a June 20 press release. “It is time for a candidate that students from all across this country can support who will lead us to strong economic growth and job creation. I am confident that Governor Perry will be that candidate.”
The group recently released a video touting Perry’s fiscal conservatism and Texas’ relative economic success coming out of the recent recession. The Students4Perry YouTube account also points to a 30,000-strong prayer rally where Perry showcased his evangelical bona fides on Saturday.
h/t The Daily Caller