Anita Perry visits the Grand Strand

MYRTLE BEACH, SC (WMBF) Anita Perry, wife of Texas Governor and GOP Presidential hopeful Rick Perry, sat down with WMBF News Anchor Chandi Lowry prior to visiting Socastee High School on Monday to discuss her husband's vision and how he can bring change to Washington in 2012.

During her interview, Mrs. Perry stressed the importance of voting, saying, "One vote, one person. Everybody, it's your right here in this country to vote."

When asked what topics she would be discussing with the students at Socastee High School, Mrs. Perry commented, "I think its important that they know, they've probably studied this in their class in high school, that we're in a recession. That we need to have job-building in America. And if Texas were a stand-alone economy, we'd have the 15th largest economy in the world. We have created jobs, a million jobs."

Mrs. Perry said, "I love every moment of it. I love all the people in all the early states we get to go," about her husband's visits to South Carolina. Rick Perry has made appearances along the Grand Strand and Pee Dee in recent months.

Mrs. Perry spoke in the Socastee High School Commons Area on Monday.

Students at the high school can now say they've learned about the political process from someone who's living it.

During a typical day at the school, students learn about our country's government in a classroom, but Perry gave the teens some first hand knowledge, thrilling students like Matt Scalise, who is the president of the Young Republican Club.

He said, "I'm really excited and I think it's great that political candidates and their wives are interested in coming to the Myrtle Beach area."

Anita Perry was a nurse for seventeen years, and was recognized for her advocacy of the nursing profession by Texas Tech University.

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