Rick Perry: Bachmann, Santorum Have No National Organization

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry views the road beyond Iowa as one working more in his favor than in Michele Bachmann’s or Rick Santorum’s, saying the two rivals, who are competing for the same conservative evangelical votes, have no national organization to be viable in other primary states.

“I agree that Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann don’t have a national organization in place nor the fundraising ability to go forward out of Iowa, and so I’m the only one that actually has that ability,” Perry said during an interview on Fox News on Monday, also noting that regardless of the outcome in Tuesday’s caucuses, he’ll “be going across the country, South Carolina, into Florida, into Nevada, with a national campaign.”

Perry also continued his criticism of Santorum in an NBC News interview, slamming him for supporting earmarks and responding to Santorum’s spoof of Perry’s “oops” moment Sunday, insisting that you can eliminate federal agencies.

“Does Rick Santorum want Washington to tell the people of Iowa how to educate their children? I don’t think so. I can promise you, there are a substantial number of agencies of government that we could do away with and Americans wouldn’t miss them at all.” Perry said Monday morning on the Today Show.

Perry hit back hard against Politico for running a story this weekend based entirely on anonymous sources discussing the dissent within his campaign.

“When an organization that is supposedly legitimate will not name names, that tells me that they’re listening to rumor and innuendo. This is a total inside the Beltway story, my campaign’s working smoothly,” Perry said in the FOX News interview.

During an interview with Politico Sunday, Perry became combative when asked about the dysfunction in his campaign. “You got a name? You got a name? You got a name? If you don’t have a name to tell me, this individual said this and I don’t take that as a corroborated source,” Perry said to Politico’s Mike Allen.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

Rick Perry: Bachmann, Santorum Have No National Organization

Justin Sullivan/Getty Images(WEST DES MOINES, Iowa) -- Texas Gov. Rick Perry views the road beyond Iowa as one working more in his favor than in Michele Bachmann’s or Rick Santorum’s, saying the two rivals, who are competing for the same conservative evangelical votes, have no national organization to be viable in other primary states.

“I agree that Rick Santorum and Michele Bachmann don’t have a national organization in place nor the fundraising ability to go forward out of Iowa, and so I’m the only one that actually has that ability,” Perry said during an interview on Fox News on Monday, also noting that regardless of the outcome in Tuesday’s caucuses, he’ll “be going across the country, South Carolina, into Florida, into Nevada, with a national campaign.”

Perry also continued his criticism of Santorum in an NBC News interview, slamming him for supporting earmarks and responding to Santorum’s spoof of Perry’s “oops” moment Sunday, insisting that you can eliminate federal agencies.

“Does Rick Santorum want Washington to tell the people of Iowa how to educate their children? I don’t think so. I can promise you, there are a substantial number of agencies of government that we could do away with and Americans wouldn’t miss them at all.” Perry said Monday morning on the Today Show.

Perry hit back hard against Politico for running a story this weekend based entirely on anonymous sources discussing the dissent within his campaign.

“When an organization that is supposedly legitimate will not name names, that tells me that they’re listening to rumor and innuendo. This is a total inside the Beltway story, my campaign’s working smoothly,” Perry said in the FOX News interview.

During an interview with Politico Sunday, Perry became combative when asked about the dysfunction in his campaign. “You got a name? You got a name? You got a name? If you don’t have a name to tell me, this individual said this and I don’t take that as a corroborated source,” Perry said to Politico’s Mike Allen.

Copyright 2012 ABC News Radio

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