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Romney Endorsement Could Have Perry Scrambling

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Gov. Perry will be looking for his own "splashy" endorsement soon.

Mitt Romney, the GOP presidential front runner, is expected to announce the support of New Jersey Governor Chris Christie this afternoon. That's a nice little boost heading into tonight's GOP debate at Dartmouth College.

But at the same time, most political watchers thought a Christie presidential run would take votes away from Romney, rather than from Rick Perry. So you could argue most of the people that would be swayed by a Christie endorsement of Romney weren't going to vote for Perry anyway.

But I would guess this puts pressure on the Perry campaign to come up with their own "big" endorsement soon. Paging Sarah Palin...


Ben Philpott is the Managing Editor for KUT. Got a tip? Email him at Follow him on Twitter @BenPhilpottKUT.