Rick Perry was Al Gore’s Campaign Manager


The mainstream media will ignore this, but Rick Perry, the former Democrat, got called out at the 2010 gubernatorial debate in Texas:

GOP gubernatorial hopeful Debra Medina, a Wharton businesswoman, started a question to Gov. Rick Perry during Thursday night’s GOP gubernatorial debate by pointing out he hasn’t always been a Republican.

Medina said: “Governor, you were a Democrat, having worked for Al Gore as his campaign manager…”

The Gore-y chapter of Perry’s political life hasn’t come up in a while.

We decided to explore Medina’s two-part claim.

Perry didn’t — and couldn’t — dispute Medina’s reminder that he was once a Democrat. Perry, whose father was repeatedly elected as a Democrat to the Haskell County Commission, won his first election, to the Texas House in 1984, as a Democrat. He won re-election in 1986 and 1988 before switching parties to challenge Democratic Agricultural Commissioner Jim Hightower in 1990…

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