Earlier this month Rick Perry helped push a so-called RINO — Republican In Name Only — off the congressional ticket in New York. Only to see the Conservative Party candidate he backed lose to a Democrat. But that kind of "Us vs. Them", "True Republican vs. Moderate" battle was invisible during the Republican Governor's Association meeting in Bastrop County.
An audio story from Ben Philpott, who's covering gubernatorial politics for The Texas Tribune and KUT Radio.