POSTED: Wednesday, September 7, 2011 - 8:47pm
UPDATED: Thursday, September 8, 2011 - 8:06pm
Jobs took center stage during tonight's GOP debate. Texas Governor Rick Perry, who debated his fellow republican contenders for the first time since announcing his bid for the presidency, wasted no time playing his trump card.
Governor Perry touted his record as a job creator during the event, and said that Texas has put more people to work than any other state in the nation.
"What America is looking for, is to get America working again...we put the model together in Texas. When you look at what we have done in the last decade, we have created one million jobs in the state of Texas at the same time America lost two and a half million,” said Gov. Perry.
The governor also addressed border security. He said it's pointless to talk about immigration reform unless you secure the border first.