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Texas for Sale

Texas for Sale

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Texas for Sale
VISUAL AUDIO Facts
[On screen:Image from Rick Perry TV ad of Perry smilingbehind a "Texasis open for business" sign]
 
Voiceover
: Afterten years underRick Perry, Texasisn't open forbusiness foreveryone.
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Dallas Morning News,Rick Perry says he¶sµclose¶ to donor whose firm got tech grant,Oct. 14, 2010.
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Dallas Morning News,Gov. Rick Perryapproved $4.5 million for donor's start-upfirm without regional board's OK , Oct 12,2010.
[On screen: A"for sale sign" inthe foreground with a story fromthe DallasMorning News inthe background.The headlinereads " Rick Perry appointees lavishgovernor withcampaign cashand is from9/30/2010.]
VO
: It's for sale toPerry's friends andcontributors.
 
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More than $17 million of the $83 millionPerry has raised since 2001 during hisgovernorship came from people he appointedto state boards, commissions and agencies or their spouses, according to the report by thenonprofit Texans for Public Justice.
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Associated Press,White raises questions on Perry donors,appointees, Sep. 30, 2010
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An analysis of the most recent fundraising period shows an additional $790,000 incampaign contributions from Rick Perry'sappointees.
Texas Ethics Commission,Campaign Finance Reports; Bill Whitefor Texas, New Contributions from Appointees, Oct. 11, 2010
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An investigation by The Dallas Morning News found that more than $16 million fromthe Emerging Technology Fund has beenawarded to companies with investors or officers who are large campaign donors toPerry.
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Dallas Morning News,Perry's tech fund aided firms with ties to hisdonors, Oct. 3, 2010
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Four investment funds that received morethan $6.6 million are led by donors who gavePerry $460,000 in campaign contributions.
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Bill White for Texas,Perry puts teachers at risk , Sep. 29, 2010
 
[On screen:Photo of Rick Perry with thewords, "highdropout rates,skyrocketingtuitions, onemillion Texansunemployed" rotating on thescreen.]
 
VO
: And Texansare paying theprice -- highdropout rates,skyrocketingtuitions, one millionTexansunemployed.
 
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Texas' estimated public high schoolgraduation rate for 2009 ² 43rd, with 61.3 percent of students who were enrolled inninth grade graduating....Texas' graduationrate has been sliding. In 2001 the state ranked35th, with 65 percent of students graduatingfrom high school. In 2008, Texas ranked42nd with 62.6 percent of studentsgraduating.´
Politifact,Texas has the 43rd best graduation rate in the UnitedStates, Feb. 1, 2010

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