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The Midday Brief: Oct. 14, 2011

Your afternoon reading: Perry calls for "made in America" energy revolution; Obama campaign calls Perry's plan "straight out of the past"; Romney reports raising $14 million

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New in The Texas Tribune:

  • "Looking to turn the corner after a series of flat debate performances, Gov. Rick Perry today delivered the first major economic policy speech of his presidential campaign, calling for 'a "made in America" energy revolution' that he claimed would create 1.2 million jobs and 'rebuild the engine of American prosperity.'" — In Pennsylvania, Perry Calls to Energize America

Your afternoon reading:

  • "The Obama campaign released a relatively mild statement on Rick Perry's energy speech in Pittsburgh, in what looks like a reminder that the Republican primary isn't over and done with just yet. From spokesman Ben LaBolt: “Governor Perry’s energy policy isn’t the way to win the future, it’s straight out of the past — doubling down on finite resources with no plan to promote innovation or to transition the nation to a clean energy economy." — Obama campaign targets Rick Perry, Politico
  • "Rep. Michele Bachmann offered faint praise of rival Rick Perry's energy plan, saying that she has long called for the increased production of domestic energy that the Texas governor proposed Friday. 'I want to thank Gov. Perry for endorsing my energy plan, that he's coming out with today,' Bachmann told reporters after speaking to more than 100 people at Dordt College, a small Christian university." — Michele Bachmann thinks Rick Perry's energy plan sounds familiar, Los Angeles Times
  • "Former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney raised $14.2 million in the third fundraising quarter, bringing his total amount raised for his 2012 presidential race to $32 million." — Romney raised $14.2 million in third quarter, The Washington Post
  • "Rick Perry's wife Anita said Friday that she could sympathize with the plight of the unemployed because her son was forced to resign his job to take a more active role on his father's presidential campaign." — Anita Perry blames Obama for son's job loss, CNN

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