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The Midday Brief: July 28, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry walks back gay marriage remark; Troy Fraser for governor?; Perry eying Fox News debate

Gov. Rick Perry (r) looks at the crowd of reporters in the Governor's Reception Room as State Sen. Troy Fraser (l), R-Marble Falls, and Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst react at the Voter ID bill signing on May 27, 2011.

Your afternoon reading:

  • “'I probably needed to add a few words after that "it’s fine with me," and that it’s fine with me that a state is using their sovereign rights to decide an issue. Obviously gay marriage is not fine with me. My stance hasn’t changed.'" — Rick Perry: Gay marriage 'not fine with me,' Politico
  • "Texas Governor Rick Perry has put out feelers on the possibility of participating in the August 11 Fox News Debate in Ames." — Perry put out feelers on Fox debate, Politico
  • "State Sen. Troy Fraser said Wednesday that he would be interested in seeking one of the state's two top elected offices if 2012 election results create that opportunity." — Fraser ready for top state offices, Abilene Reporter-News

New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "If current trends continue, the federal government will approve nearly 18,000 more applications for citizenship this year than it did in 2010, according to data recently posted by U.S. Citizenship and Immigration Services. The number of visas for victims of certain crimes is also likely to increase." — Legal Immigration Increases in Texas, U.S.

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