Gov. Rick Perry assured Republican Party activists on Thursday that he is a conservative after their own hearts and, in a campaign-style speech kicking off the GOP state convention, he sidestepped a controversy over gambling that could become an issue against him in the 2006 primary.
"I make no apologies for being an optimistic conservative who is pro-jobs, pro-growth, pro-family and pro-life," Perry said to applause from several thousand delegates and alternates.
"I will pursue the conservative mandate voters entrusted to me. I know who elected me, and I know why they elected me. And I will always stand my ground," he added.
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