02/22/2012 09:45 pm ET

Rick Perry's Former New Hampshire Campaign Manager Says Candidate Wasn't Drunk

He denied being under the influence during the speech.

Former New Hampshire campaign manager Kerry Marsh explained his actions at a panel hosted by The New Hampshire Institute of Politics at Saint Anselm College.

Marsh said that Perry had just met with a small group of evangelical leaders and left on a religious "high" after speaking and praying with them.

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