By STEVE PEOPLES
BEDFORD, N.H. (AP) - Rick Perry says he does not believe in global warming. The newest Republican presidential candidate also says he would not have signed the debt-ceiling compromise brokered by Republicans and Democrats.
The Texas governor made the comments as he launched a 2-day New Hampshire campaign tour. He was speaking at a packed breakfast event with business leaders Wednesday.
Perry said global warming is based on scientists manipulating data. He said he wouldn't devote federal resources to battling the environmental concern.
The Republican also said the debt-ceiling compromise, which helped avoid a national default, sent the wrong message by spending money the nation doesn't have.