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Perry campaign not disappointed evangelical leaders backed Santorum in Texas [VIDEO]

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      Nicholas Ballasy

      Nicholas Ballasy is the Senior Video Reporter for The Daily Caller covering Congress and national politics. Ballasy has interviewed a wide range of political leaders and celebrities including former President Bill Clinton, Sen. John McCain, Sen. John Kerry, former Gov. Mitt Romney, former House Speakers Nancy Pelosi and Newt Gingrich, Kevin Spacey, Tom Hanks, Whoopi Goldberg, Richard Dreyfuss, Harrison Ford, Matt Damon, Joan Rivers, Gloria Estefan, Jon Stewart, Dave Matthews, Neil Munro, Stevie Wonder, etc. His work has been featured by CNN, Fox News, NBC, CBS, ABC, The Drudge Report, Washington Post and New York Times, among others.

MYRTLE BEACH, S.C. – In the spin room following the GOP presidential debate in South Carolina, The Daily Caller asked Texas Gov. Rick Perry’s campaign manager, Rob Johnson, if the governor is disappointed that over 80 evangelical leaders voted in Texas to endorse former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum for president.

“Look, the governor has widespread support across this country and in South Carolina amongst evangelicals and all voters, and you know, we’re excited about where we are in this campaign and we’re excited about [the primary on] Saturday,” Johnson replied. Perry has made faith a theme of his campaign.

Johnson was also asked where Perry has to place in the South Carolina primary in order to continue his campaign.

“Look, we’re going to have a strong finish here in South Carolina,”  he told TheDC. “The governor has proven that he’s the only outsider in this race while these other guys are bickering about insider jargon and technocrat D.C. talk. Rick Perry is the guy who’s going to get up there and change the way Washington works, and that’s what the American people want.”

On the greatest policy difference between Perry and Romney, Johnson told TheDC that Perry is “not a conservative of convenience.”

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