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Lt. Gov. bristles at talk presidential candidate Rick Perry not true conversvative

August 24th, 2011 11:53 am by Hank Hayes

Tennessee Lt. Gov. Ron Ramsey is defending the man he’s supporting for president — Texas Gov. Rick Perry — from attacks that Perry is not a true conservative.

In a recent opinion piece published in Politico, former GOP Colorado congressman and one-time presidential candidate Tom Tancredo accused Perry of being soft on illegal immigration.

Ta n c r e d o cited Perry’s opposition to an E-Verify measure for employers to check the legal immigration status of employees.

Ramsey voted for, and Tennessee lawmakers passed, a new law this year requiring employers to participate in the federal electronic work authorization verification service provided by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.

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