He’s hardly the judges’ favorite, but former Texas Gov. Rick Perry was supported by enough of the viewing audience Tuesday night to survive to perform for another week on ABC’s Dancing with the Stars.
The longest-serving governor in Texas history and the two-time failed Republican presidential candidate jumped for joy when it was announced that he survived the first cut on the popular television competition. It was a surprise to many because Perry had the lowest scores of any of the contestants after two dance numbers — a cha cha that scored 20 out of 40 possible points from the judges and a quickstep to the theme of Green Acres that got a 22.
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