Gov. Rick Perry (R-TX) smiles during press conference after lunch.
His speech gave lots of red meat to the crowd of 1,080.
Media and citizen journalists crowded Gov. Perry at the after-lunch press conference. Bearing Drift correspondents Jason Kenney and Norm Leahy can be seen in the background.
Governor Bob McDonnell (R-VA), after being introduced by former RPV Chairman Ed Gillespie as one of the most popular governors in the country, laughed and joked, "Too bad I'm not the most popular governor at my house!"
Gov. McDonnell's approval ratings continue to be 61% or above.
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Photos by Lynn R. Mitchell
14 September 2011
Cross-posted at Bearing Drift