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Rick Perry, Jobs and Faith in the GOP Campaign

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Texas Governor Rick Perry's been a candidate for the Republican presidential nomination for less than a week. Although his number one issue is "creating jobs," in just six days, he's focused the chattering class on global warming, evolution and the patriotism of Federal Reserve Chair Ben Bernanke. Who is Perry?  What's his record on public education and healthcare? Is Texas really a state full of drawling cowboys or a melting pot of diverse populations in dynamic urban centers? If the Republican race is now down to Perry, Michele Bachmann and Mitt Romney – two Christian fundamentalists and a Mormon, what role will religion play in the nominating process?

Credits

Guests:
Paul Burka - Texas Monthly, Garnet Coleman - Texas House of Representative (D-Houston), Ray Perryman - The Perryman Group, Amy Black - Wheaton College, Michelle Goldberg - New York Times - @michelleinbklyn

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Katie Cooper, Sonya Geis, Frances Anderton