Perry spokesman Mark Miner says that the suggestion that the Perry campaign is doing push polling is “blatantly false” and “another lie by the senator’s campaign.” He further suggested that the skullduggery might be the work of a Hutchison apparatchik: “Reporters told me KBH’s folks had hired a push pollster,” he said, adding, “We’re not doing any polling right now.” They were aware that Hans Klingler of the KBH campaign had sent out an alert about push polls. There is always the possibility that the push polls could have come from a group that is supportive of one of the candidates. The state Republican party has even been known to run push polls against their own candidates who they deem to be RINOs.
News & Politics
Our latest stories and analysis, sent to your inbox each week.
- The Texas Lege Always Debates Abortion. This Year It Will Do So With More Vigor. By Andrea Zelinski
- Who Were the Texans Who Traveled to the Capitol to Challenge the Election Results? By Sierra Juarez and Peter Holley
- After Standing Up to Ted Cruz and Donald Trump, Congressman Chip Roy Faces an Uncertain Future in the Texas GOP By Jonathan Tilove
- Rita Clements, The Power Behind a Governor, Dies at 86 By R.G. Ratcliffe
- U.S. Immigration Director Threatens to Jail Elected Officials in Sanctuary Cities By R.G. Ratcliffe