Texas reps: Perry will get in

Two Republican congressmen from Texas are confident that Gov. Rick Perry will run for president and have said they will support him.

The Houston Chronicle reported Thursday that Reps. John Culberson and Kevin Brady are happily on the Perry bandwagon. (Perry’s Democratic past like so many other Republicans’)

“Yes he is going to run….He will light up our base,” Culberson told the Texas paper. “He has a great record. And Texas is truly a role model for the rest of the nation.”

Culberson represents Texas’ 7th Congressional district, which includes portions of Houston. His Houston-area colleague Brady, of Texas’ 8th district, is also pushing for a Perry presidency.

“I’m encouraging him to get in the race,” said Brady. “I have said publicly I think it shakes up the race and he has a great compelling story.”

Culberson promises that Houston will churn out a “record number of voters” for Perry and that the governor will win the White House.

“I strongly support him and encourage him to run,” added Culberson. “I think when he enters the race he’ll win the primary and he’ll win the election. He’s got a great story to tell. Texas is a role model for the rest of the nation. And he will be a great candidate and a great president.”

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