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|Swagger alone won't get it|
Less than two weeks after tossing his Texas-size hat in the ring, Gov. Rick Perry has shot to the top of the list of contenders, at least among Louisiana Republicans.
In a recent poll by Washington, D.C.-based Wilson Perkins Allen Opinion Research, Perry leads the pack of Republican hopefuls for likely voters in the Louisiana Republican primary with 30 percent support.
His nearest competitor, Minnesota Congresswoman Michele Bachmann, trails by double digits with 16 percent.
Rounding out the poll are Mitt Romney, 15 percent; Newt Gingrich, nine percent; Ron Paul, six percent, Herman Cain, two percent; Jon Huntsman two percent and Rick Santorum, one percent.
Nineteen percent of those polled don't know for whom they would vote and former Louisiana Gov. Buddy Roemer wasn't even included in the poll.
While it's almost a given that any Republican who ends of running against President Obama would win in The Bayou State, it's understandable why Perry is such an attractive candidates to Louisiana conservatives.
There are a lot of people in this state who can relate to Perry, a man lived on a cotton farm without indoor plumbing long before he moved into the governor's mansion in Austin.
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