Perry's Son Thanks Volunteers in Greenville
Griffin Perry, the son of Texas Gov. Rick Perry, stopped by his dad's Greenville campaign headquarters Wednesday.
The volunteers at the Greenville campaign headquarters for Texas Gov. Rick Perry are hard at work spreading the word about their candidate.
With just two more days before the pivotal South Carolina GOP primary, there's no time for distraction. Well, maybe just one.
On Wednesday, volunteers got a special visit from Griffin Perry, the presidential hopeful's son.
Griffin Perry thanked the volunteers for their efforts.
And after a short break to meet the governor's son, the volunteers quickly got back to work.
"I saw how important it was to get involved," Rachel Sciolaro, 20, of Leawood Kansas said.
Scilaro is a senior Political Science major at the University of Central Missouri and took time off from school to travel with her family first to Iowa, and now to South Carolina, to work for the Perry campaign. Her mother Vicki, brother Ryan, 20, and father, Charles, all volunteer for the Perry campaign.
"We really believe in Rick Perry and I think being here and working with the campaign and communicating effectively with the public is important," Sciolaro said.
Vicki Sciolaro was close by making phone calls to registered voters.
"We volunteered up in Iowa and we had such a wonderful time we drove 900 miles to help out here," Vicki said.
The Sciolaro family are just a handful of the approximately 40 volunteers that have been working at the Greenville headquarters. The volunteers have been extremely busy this week making phone calls, putting up signs, using social media and visiting local households.
Colt Smith, 24, of Aquilla, Texas, also made the trip first to Iowa and now to South Carolina to help with the campaign. His employer, Bosque Resort Restaurant, even paid his airfare to make the trip.
"I believe in the Governor's message," Smith said. "He has a proven record of creating jobs and I think he's the best choice."
The Sciolaro family said after a win in South Carolina they were ready to make the trip to Florida to help ensure a victory there.