Former House Budget Chairman Allen Icet has kept busy since losing to Tom Schweich in the 2010 GOP primary for auditor. He’s in charge of a Missouri Club for Growth and has been involved in an effort to St. Louis County Council redistricting efforts.
The Wildwood Republican added another activity to his post-elective office resume: trying to encourage Texas Gov. Rick Perry to run for president.
Icet announced the launch of Draft Rick Perry 2012, a site that features a petition to encourage the three-term Republican governor to run against President Barack Obama.
“As a former five-year House Budget Chairman, I know how important it is for leaders in government to enact strong and sound fiscal policies,” Icet said in a press release. “The economy is the top priority for voters today, and of all the announced and potential Republican candidates for President of the United States, Gov. Perry has the best economic record bar none.”
It’s worth noting that former Massachusetts Gov. Mitt Romney endorsed Schweich in the 2010 auditor primary. Jo Mannies wrote an article for the St. Louis Beacon last year on how Icet penned a letter to Romney urging him to cancel the Schweich fundraiser.