Tribpedia: Griffin Perry

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Griffin Perry is the son of Texas Gov. Rick Perry and a sometimes volunteer for his father's gubernatorial and presidential bids. The younger Perry worked as an investment banker at Deutsche Bank in Dallas until leaving to join his father on the presidential trail. Griffin's small-government parents blamed Federal Election Commission rules for the fact that he had ...

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News App: The 2012 Election Brackets

The candidates have filed for the May 29 primary elections. With all of the changes going on, it will help to have a scorecard. We've updated our election brackets to reflect the final filing period that closed on March 9 so that you can size up the competition and, as they become available, learn the results of the primaries, the runoffs and the general election.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/23/12

Tan and Dehn talk to some of Gov. Rick Perry's allies about his return to Texas, Aaronson maps (interactively!) the insured and the uninsured among us, E. Smith's TribLive interview with state Rep. David Simpson on Perry's race and TSA pat-downs, M. Smith on a Texas school so broke it's shutting down sports, Whitney on a split in the legal community over divorce forms, KUT's Philpott on abuse in state hospitals, Ramshaw reports on the governor's decision not to repay taxpayers for protection during his presidential campaign and Aguilar on the state's attempts to put its voter ID law in force: The best of our best content from January 23-27, 2012.

Back to San Antonio for Maps and Dates

Texas Weekly

Three federal judges in San Antonio are going back, literally, to the drawing board for new political maps for Texas, and to decide when to have primary elections. The same things, in other words, they were trying to work out in November.

Gov. Rick Perry delivering his stump speech during an early morning campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry delivering his stump speech during an early morning campaign stop in Sioux City, Iowa, on Oct. 8, 2011.

Yeah, He Lost, But...

Texas Weekly

Rick Perry is still the Republican governor of a strongly Republican state. He controls the executive branch, maintains strong ties with business, has relatively weak opponents, and has run circles around the media.

Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.

The Morning After: Perry Returns from the Trail

Texas Weekly

When the Legislature decamped from Austin in July, there was a sense of order in Texas politics. And yet, as Rick Perry returns a mere seven months later, conditions on the ground in Texas border on the chaotic.

Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry at his last campaign stop of 2011 in Boone, Iowa, on Dec. 31, 2011.

Rick Perry Returns to Texas, and to Texas Politics

The underlying fundamentals that buttressed Gov. Rick Perry's political power in the state are not much changed, and they suggest that he will reassert his powerful presence in Texas politics now that he is back. His relationship with voters may be in a rut, but when it comes to the legislators, business interests and interest groups who practice politics every day, he still holds sway.

Republican candidates, left to right, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul say the Pledge of Allegiance at the CNN Charleston debates on January 19, 2012.
Republican candidates, left to right, Rick Santorum, Mitt Romney, Newt Gingrich and Ron Paul say the Pledge of Allegiance at the CNN Charleston debates on January 19, 2012.

Paul Overshadowed by Gingrich, Romney in Debate

Texas Congressman Ron Paul maintained his hallmark consistency in Monday's pivotal Republican debate in Florida, but was largely overshadowed by the barbs traded between New Hamshire primary winner Mitt Romney and South Carolina victor Newt Gingrich.

Republican Presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry attends a campaign event in Spencer, Iowa December 17, 2011.
Republican Presidential candidate Texas Governor Rick Perry attends a campaign event in Spencer, Iowa December 17, 2011.

Perry Won't Refund Security Costs for Presidential Bid

Gov. Rick Perry won't refund taxpayers for the Department of Public Safety security detail that followed him on the presidential campaign trail — no matter how many letters Texas Democrats send him. A Perry spokeswoman said "not a dime" of Perry's own travel expenses were paid by taxpayers. 

Judges Make a Rush Request for Redistricting Maps

Federal redistricting judges in San Antonio want to see if they can get agreement on political maps in time for an April 3 primary and said they are "giving serious consideration" to split primaries if no agreement can be reached quickly. The judges said they will meet with the parties on Friday instead of waiting until Feb. 1. 

Republican candidate Ron Paul speaks to an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn in Rock Hill, S.C. on January 17, 2012.
Republican candidate Ron Paul speaks to an overflow crowd at the Holiday Inn in Rock Hill, S.C. on January 17, 2012.

Paul Yet to Connect With Mainstream Republicans

Ron Paul is popular, smart and experienced. He’s done well in the primaries, raised money and made his points. He just can’t get voters outside of his core group to take him seriously — and can't win the GOP presidential nomination without the support of mainstream Republicans. But don't count on him changing his tune for them.

Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.

Allbaugh Caused Campaign Tensions, Perry Advisers Say

The longtime George W. Bush loyalist is being privately blamed for the widely reported civil war between veteran Rick Perry staffers and Washington, D.C., hands brought in to revive the Texas governor's flagging presidential bid. One senior staffer called his hire the "worst strategic decision" of the troubled campaign. 

Gov. Rick Perry waits to go on stage at the 7 Flags Events Center in Clive, Iowa, on Jan. 3, 2012. Perry placed fifth in the Iowa caucuses.
Gov. Rick Perry waits to go on stage at the 7 Flags Events Center in Clive, Iowa, on Jan. 3, 2012. Perry placed fifth in the Iowa caucuses.

Back in Texas, Rick Perry Has Relationships to Repair

Now that he's back from his presidential run, Gov. Rick Perry has some fences to mend in Texas. Publicly, Perry’s supporters say no bridges have been burned, with the business community, the Tea Party or his own state-based staff. But privately, some of Perry’s closest allies say he's got some relationships to repair — and that he's started doing it.

Texan Ron Paul waves while onstage at the CNN candidate debate in Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.
Texan Ron Paul waves while onstage at the CNN candidate debate in Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.

Paul Continues After Finishing 4th in South Carolina

The lone Texan left in the presidential nomination hunt, U.S. Rep. Ron Paul, finished in fourth place tonight in the South Carolina Republican primary, but the liberty loving, war hating candidate is nowhere near ready to give up. 

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/16/12

Root on the end of Rick Perry's presidential campaign, Murphy on what happens to his campaign cash, Ramsey on his next act, Ramshaw, Aaronson, Murphy, Chang and Seger interactively chart the rise and fall of his run, Aguilar talks Juárez violence with a documentary filmmaker, Galbraith on the tug-of-war over surface water, Grissom and Murphy on three decades of capital punishment in Texas, Hamilton and Aaronson on our workforce needs in 2018 and Tan on the state's much-reduced list of women's health clinics: The best of our best content from January 16-20, 2012.

Rick Perry suspends his campaign for president with an announcement at the Hyatt Place in north Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.
Rick Perry suspends his campaign for president with an announcement at the Hyatt Place in north Charleston, S.C. on January 19, 2012.

Perry May Not Be Done With the National Stage

What's next for Rick Perry? He still has nearly three years in his current term as governor. But he also trumpets a message of federalism that’s still relevant in national politics and probably useful to the Republicans once their presidential nomination battle is over.

Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.
Perry for President signs sit in the conference room where the candidate ended his presidential hopes on Jan. 19, 2012 in Charleston, S.C.

A Final Indignity Where the Crusade Began

Gov. Rick Perry’s legendary winning streak came to its inglorious end Thursday. Standing in a plain conference room, the governor who had only ever known political victory admitted defeat. Once the presidential race's rocketing star, Perry fell victim to his own twisted tongue and a campaign wracked by internal tension.

Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry praying at The Response, a two-hour evangelical gathering in Greenville, S.C., on Jan. 17, 2012, resembling the massive prayer event of the same name Perry hosted in August 2011.

How Did Rick Perry Fall?

Now that Gov. Rick Perry has exited the presidential race, some may wonder how a candidate who entered the race as a front-runner fell so far. Ben Philpott of KUT News and the Tribune reports.