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Video: The Toomey Effect

The Trib's Jay Root and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times take a look at what powerful lobbyist Mike Toomey has done to help Rick Perry as governor — and how he's trying to get him elected president of the United States.

Every politician has people working behind the scenes to make things happen, and it's no different for Rick Perry. But the one man rises above the rest: Mike Toomey. The Trib's Jay Root and Jim Rutenberg of The New York Times take a look at what the powerful lobbyist has done to help Perry as governor — and how he's trying to get him elected president of the United States.

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