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Politico: Rick Perry vies for front-runner title

by Lisa Mathias

Politico’s Alexander Burns chronicles Texas governor Rick Perry’s quick rise as a front-runner ahead of Mitt Romney for the Republican nomination for 2012’s presidential elections. David Winston says this sudden popularity in the polls may just be temporary:

“There’s a difference between saying, ‘He’s slightly ahead,’ and saying, ‘He’s the front-runner,’” said Winston.

“For a lot of people, they’re hearing the specifics about him for the first time. They initially saw him as this charismatic speaker, had some interesting things to say that intrigued them,” continued Winston. “It’s a natural period of initial engagement, followed by some vetting.”

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