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Al "Dick" Perry for President

From: Sarah Bromer
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Al Perry, Tucson country singer, is running for president. His middle name is Richard, so he registered himself as Al "Dick" Perry on the Arizona Republican primary ballot. The more famous Rick Perry has dropped out, but Al's still going. While his campaign might be what you'd call a joke, Al has some serious ideas about the American political system. And though he probably won't win, there's something about seeing "joke candidates" like Al on the ballot that feels like a small victory for all of us. This story aired on Arizona Spotlight, on Tucson's NPR station, KUAZ/KUAT, on the weekend of Feb 25th-26th, 2012.

390321_2367561110614_1298033506_32005995_1262052817_n_small Al Perry, Tucson country singer, is running for president. His middle name is Richard, so he registered himself as Al "Dick" Perry on the Arizona Republican primary ballot. The more famous Rick Perry has dropped out, but Al's still going. While his campaign might be what you'd call a joke, Al has some serious ideas about the American  political system.  And though he probably won't win, there's something about seeing "joke candidates" like Al on the ballot that feels like a small victory for all of us.

This story aired on Arizona Spotlight, on Tucson's NPR station, KUAZ/KUAT, on the weekend of Feb 25th-26th, 2012.

To learn more about Al "Dick" Perry's platform, visit http://alperryforpresident.com


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Al Perry, Tucson country singer, is running for president. His middle name is Richard, so he registered himself as Al "Dick" Perry on the Arizona Republican primary ballot. The more famous Rick Perry has dropped out, but Al's still going. While his campaign might be what you'd call a joke, Al has some serious ideas about the American  political system.  And though he probably won't win, there's something about seeing "joke candidates" like Al on the ballot that feels like a small victory for all of us.

This story aired on Arizona Spotlight, on Tucson's NPR station, KUAZ/KUAT, on the weekend of Feb 25th-26th, 2012.

To learn more about Al "Dick" Perry's platform, visit http://alperryforpresident.com


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To learn more about Al "Dick" Perry's platform, visit alperryforpresident.com

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If you're a registered Arizona Republican, and you want to vote, the primary is February 28th.

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