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Perry visits West Texas on last day of early vote

AMARILLO, Texas (AP) - Gov. Rick Perry was marking the last day of early voting with a swing through his conservative strongholds in West Texas, confidently urging supporters to drive up turnout so they can send a message to the target of his populist ire: President Barack Obama and the Democrats in Washington.

At Roasters Coffee & Tea Company in Amarillo, Perry never mentioned his opponent or that he even had one. He seemed to be looking past Democrat Bill White, the ex-Houston mayor who has trailed him in polls and fundraising, as the final stretch of the 2010 governor's race drew near.

"Are we gonna keep Texas on the track it's been on?" Perry said. "Or are we gonna make the decision to go more in the Obama direction?" Predictable boos and shouts of "No!" rose from the crowd.

Afterwards, Perry told reporters he would let White talk about White.

"I'll let him do that. I'm all about me and Texas," he said.

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