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Bank Of America To Perry: 'We Will Help You Out'

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WASHINGTON -- A Bank of America executive offered more than just encouragement to Texas Gov. Rick Perry in a CSPAN clip uncovered by blog ZeroHedge. He offers "help."

After speaking at a Politics and Eggs breakfast in Bedford, N.H., on Wednesday, Perry was approached by a man who then introduced himself to the governor and said: "Bank of America -- we will help you out."

The man appears to be James Mahoney, director of public policy for Bank of America. He serves on the board of the event's sponsor, according to ZeroHedge.

Politico confirmed that it was Mahoney in the video. A spokesperson told Politico that Mahoney was offering "nonpartisan policy expertise."

Since 2003, Perry's campaigns have received more than $125,000 from Bank of America's PAC and executives, according to ThinkProgress.

Bank of America sent a statement to HuffPost:

Bank of America does not endorse Presidential candidates. The reference was about following up on the substance of the speech about job creation and economic growth. Discussing policy issues that affect our company and our customers is something we do with policymakers of both parties routinely at the local, state, and Federal levels.

This story has been updated to include a statement from Bank of America.

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