Red State Gathering: Heavy Hitters in Fort Worth

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    Gov. Rick Perry, Sen. Ted Cruz and Attorney General Greg Abbott are among the speakers in Fort Worth for the Red State Gathering. (Published Friday, Aug 8, 2014)

    Friday and Saturday, republicans, including Governor Rick Perry, Senator Ted Cruz, Attorney General Greg Abbott, Governor Nikki Haley and Republican National Committee Chair Reince Priebus, are in Fort Worth for the Red State Gathering.

    On Friday morning, the crowd from all over the country heard from Governor Perry as he spoke about Texas, then quickly turned to national politics.

    Again, Perry said if Washington won’t work to secure the border, he will.

    Perry has formed a Political Action Committee called Rick PAC. He said they will work to get candidates elected coast-to-coast to get the senate back in 2014.

    “The future of this nation is up to you. It is up to you. It belongs to you. You have the power to save America," said Governor Perry. "Let’s roll up our sleeves. Let’s get to work. Let’s make America once again that shining city on a hill.”

    What Governor Perry did not talk about are his own plans for 2016.

    Senator Ted Cruz is expected to later Friday afternoon.