Not all Texas tea partiers are fans of Perry

Perry’s critics go beyond just Paul supporters. Apostle Claver, whose Raging Elephants website advises Republican candidates on how to court minorities, published a blog post Monday steering conservatives away from Perry.

“He has learned how to counter his true beliefs for the purpose of disguise in order to gain promotion,” Claver wrote, accusing the governor of failure on two key tea party issues: immigration and budget matters…

Perry hasn’t been shy about confronting his critics. When asked by Fox News why some Texas tea party groups oppose him, Perry responded, “A prophet is generally not loved in their hometown.”

Perry spokesman Mark Miner told Roll Call that for every tea party group that opposes Perry, there is one that supports him.