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February 26, 2014

Candidate takes on Obama

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When asked to name the issue on which she most disagreed with the president, Pierson said, bluntly, “I don’t like any of his policies.” But on the question of whether he deserved any credit for turning negative into positive GDP growth and overseeing a more than doubling of the stock market during his tenure, she deadpanned that she had no problem giving him credit for that, since “he’s been taking care of the Wall Street bankers, like previous presidents.”

Clearly, she’s not a fan. But it’s not just Obama who’s in her sights. “Republican leadership,” she says, “just isn’t interested in governing in a conservative manner, and it’s our duty as Republicans to hold our elected officials accountable.”

Pierson is the underdog in next Tuesday’s Texas Republican primary against incumbent Sessions, partly because Palin’s approval, while still coveted on the far right, isn’t worth quite what it used to be. Also, as of last month, Sessions reported well over $1 million in his campaign coffers, while Pierson’s campaign had only $50,000 on hand.

In this race, she’s got the backing of tea party true believers. She’ll find out next week if it’s enough to win over GOP primary voters in Texas’ 32nd Congressional District.

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