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Top dog in Rick Perry’s prez campaign could earn big bucks for dramatic weight loss

Betsy Rothstein Gossip blogger
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First lady Michelle Obama has apparently gotten through to someone.

Could this be the start of a beautiful bipartisan wave of weight loss? The evidence may be thin. But Dave Carney, who was described by the Houston Chronicle as the second-most important figure in Rick Perry‘s presidential campaign outside of the candidate himself, is competing in a $20k weight-loss contest. Not in reference to his physique but his brain, other outlets have dubbed him the “Karl Rove” of Perry’s campaign.

This year alone, he’s dropped 120 pounds.

In a Facebook post this week, he explained why there’s less of him.

“So many of you have asked about the my new appearance lately,” he wrote. “I have been reluctant to talk much about what’s been happening, since I was not sure where it would end up. But now the end is near and I want to share with you my news. Last January I started a program called PN Lean Eating. It’s a program that helps you learn new habits and become healthier. I have lost over 120 this year and I made it as a top finalist in the program. Which means If win first place I could win prize of $25k. If you vote for me that might just happen. This link will take you to the list of finalists and I am #4.

[Readers, click here to vote.]

“If you agree that my transformation deserves your vote check that box and scroll the the bottom of the page and cast your vote. Since the Fall of 2011 I have lost 180 plus pounds. A whole person gone! But the PN program is simple, it’s not a diet or system just education you may want to try it. It has a 100% money back guarantee policy. I plan to continue next year and get to a sustainable lifestyle and live a little longer. Need to get Emma through college! Thanks for you nice comments and I hope you will consider voting for me. The deadline is this week I believe. Merry Christmas and a happy and healthy New Year to each of you.”


Details from the Precision Nutrition website on Carney weight loss

Age: 54

Weight lost: 116 pounds (from 354 to 238)

Body fat lost: 20 percent (from 45% to 25%)

Total inches lost: 78 inches (from 306.5 inches to 228.5 inches)