AUSTIN (KXAN) - With black and white photos dissolving across the screen, BillWhite's campaign aired a new 60-second
That localized approach does not mention Republican Gov.Rick Perry, but it does hint Perry is using the governor'soffice to reward friends and make a national name for himself.
On its website,the Perry campaign is trying to coax Texans with raffles for theirsupport. Sign up 11 of your friends. They say they "Like" Perry onhis Facebook page. It might mean a prize is in your politicalfuture.
"This idea is simply an incentive to make sure they show up tothe polls and cast their vote for the Governor,” saidCatherine Frazier, a spokesperson for the Perry campaign.
"It's a concept I don't believe any campaign has used before,and we're very excited by the amount of people that it's bring toour campaign,” said Frazier.
Bill White's campaign insists it is no stranger to thisstrategy, though it calls its own one-time contest grassrootssupport, not a raffle. Lately, it has been, instead, battling thePerry campaign's efforts to match White with President Obama.
"Rick Perry would love to run against Washington, because it'sharder for him to run against Bill White and Bill White'ssuccessful record as a businessman and a mayor,” said KatyBacon, spokesperson for White’s campaign.
With Obama planning fundraisers for the Democratic party inTexas on Monday, the Perry campaign has pointed out White's choicenot to attend, calling it a way to distance himself from the oncepopular president and his bad publicity. White's campaign chalks itup to a scheduling conflict.
"He will be in Midland, Abilene, and Johnson County,” saidBacon.
When talking about that Bill White TV ad, KXAN checked withPerry's campaign. It has aired no ads so far this summer on TV forthe governor. He is front and center in the Republican GovernorAssociation's new videourging the party to vote this November nationwide and "get ourcountry back.”
Late Saturday night into early Sunday morning, a light band of freezing drizzle traversed the I-35 corridor eastward. With sub-freezing temperatures, even the light precipitation created major problems.
APD is responding to a 25 vehicle accident near the 5400 block of Ed Bluestein near Thurgood Ave.
A man is dead after being hit by several vehicles in the eastbound lane of Highway 71 Saturday night.
A representative at the Fayette County Sheriff's office said that Fayette County is effectively shut down due to icy conditions.
The Austin City Council is set to vote Thursday on design changes for the Auditorium Shores Dog Park.
Bryce Petty threw touchdown passes on the first two drives of the second half for No. 9 Baylor and the Bears won their first Big 12 title and a Fiesta Bowl berth with a 30-10 victory over No. 23 Texas on Saturday.