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The Midday Brief: Oct. 7, 2010

Your afternoon reading.

Republican Rick Perry and Democrat Bill White

Your afternoon reading:

  • "Democrat Bill White's campaign has been making much of the fact that GOP Gov. Rick Perry's official schedule doesn't show much activity. Now White's got a detailed Perry schedule for one day and he says it shows what Perry doesn't want taxpayers to zero in on. He's demanding that Perry release his other detailed schedules." — A secret Perry schedule?, Texas Politics
  • "Gov. Rick Perry is ahead of Democratic challenger Bill White in large part because Texans see the state doing better than most others during a national economic nosedive. And yet this newspaper and others frequently print stories that detail the layoffs, spending cuts and accounting tricks that lawmakers will consider next year when they confront a state budget shortfall estimated to be as high as $21 billion." — Perry campaigns on job creation as state revenue shrinks, Austin American-Statesman
  • "Republican nominee for district attorney Danny Clancy walked out of his home in North Dallas hursday morning and discovered his Ford Expedition on blocks. Someone had stolen his tires and rims." — Danny Clancy's vehicle vandalized at his home, Trail Blazers

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "It appears Gov. Rick Perry keeps a more detailed schedule than what his office has previously released this year. In what might have been a mistake by the governor’s office, Democrat Bill White’s campaign — through an open records request — received one day of Perry’s schedule that actually shows details not included in other publicly released governor’s schedules." — White Campaign Alleges Perry Keeps Secret Schedule
  • "Rick Perry leads Bill White by 11 percentage points in the governor's race, according to the latest poll from Rasmussen Reports." — 2010: Perry 53, White 42

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