Perry Hires Santorum’s Old Iowa Coalition Director

Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)
Former Texas Gov. Rick Perry (photo credit: Gage Skidmore, CC BY-SA 2.0)

The Des Moines Register reports:

Longtime GOP activist Jamie Johnson, an ordained minister and former radio broadcaster, will work for Perry in Iowa and other early states organizing both social conservatives and economic conservatives, aides told The Des Moines Register Wednesday.

Johnson will step down from his seat on the board that governs the Republican Party of Iowa and from his day job at World Wide Missions & Affiliates. Last cycle, Johnson was Iowa coalitions director for Rick Santorum, a potential rival for Perry in the 2016 race.

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“. . .I believe the time has come for a successful governor to become the president again,” [Johnson] said [in a telephone interview]. “Over the last 14 years (Perry’s) been the best in America.”

Johnson added that Perry is “outspoken on right to life, traditional marriage and religious liberty — and those three issues are very important to me.”
Paul Dupont is a legislative assistant at American Principles in Action.