I have my direct answer from state Rep. David Sanders. He still backs Texas Gov. Rick Perry for the Republican presidential nomination and he sends along a Perry news release that lists other Arkansans who are standing tall with him, including 19 of the 20 legislators who originally signed Sanders’ letter of support.
They better check, however, with Rep. Gary Stubblefield. He tells me he has “serious problems” with Perry’s support for treating Texas undocumented immigrant college students the same as citizens. He said he’d relayed that concern to Perry’s staff and was currently reading material they’d supplied on the subject. Stubblefield, who carried legislation to deny state benefits to undocumented immigrants, wasn’t ready to say he was a committed supporter.
Only Rep. Jane English is missing from the original list.
The news release follows: