AUSTIN (1080 KRLD) – Heading into the first “Tea Party Debate” of the presidential race,  I thought it would be a good idea to check in with Dallas Tea Party founder Phillip Dennis and see what he thinks of how Gov. Perry and the other candidates have performed so far.

Despite polls that clearly show Perry as the front-runner, Dennis points out it is “very early” and anything can change, including additional candidates entering the race.

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Scott Braddock is the KRLD Austin Bureau Chief. Follow him on Twitter @scottbraddock