1. Endorsement

    Tea Party Bloggers: Perry for President!

    CHEROKEE, IA - DECEMBER 16:  Republican presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry arrives at the Copper Cup coffee shop for a campaign stop on December 16, 2011 in Cherokee, Iowa. Perry and the other GOP contenders are in the final stretch of campaigning in Iowa, where the caucus on January 3, 2012 is the first test the candidates must face to become the Republican presidential nominee.  (Photo by Scott Olson/Getty Images)

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    GOP heavyeights are jumping on the Romney bandwagon in order to stop Newt Gingrich, but the true believers are staging a mutiny: bloggers at the influential Tea Party-leaning website RedState co-signed a statement of support for Rick Perry. "We have the chance to nominate a conservative for president and win the White House in 2012. We can fumble that chance away by settling for a nominee we can’t trust to pursue conservative policies in office, or we can make a stand for the best, most conservative potential president in the field." The signatories do not include RedState editor Erick Erickson, who has also warned against nominating Romney and signaled possible support for Jon Huntsman.

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