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Video: Does Special Session Help, Hurt Perry?

Strategists say the longer lawmakers stay in town, the more time Gov. Rick Perry has to show off his conservative credentials and appeal to a crucial bloc that could propel him into a national race: Republican primary voters.

Gov. Rick Perry probably would've called a special session anyway. But strategists say the longer lawmakers stay in town, the more time the governor has to show off his conservative credentials and appeal to a crucial bloc that could propel him into a national race: Republican primary voters.

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