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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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.

Perry Gives Up, Packs for Texas

Texas Weekly

Rick Perry's impulsive presidential campaign fell apart faster than a soggy taco shell. But he's not done with politics yet.

Perry campaign workers take down the final sign of Perry's presidential campaign at the Hyatt Place Hotel where he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 19, 2012.
Perry campaign workers take down the final sign of Perry's presidential campaign at the Hyatt Place Hotel where he announced the suspension of his campaign on January 19, 2012.

Campaign Chatter for 1/23

Texas Weekly

Rick Perry wasn't even winning in his home state when he got out of the presidential race.

Weekend Insider: Perry Calls it Quits, Ron Paul's Appeal

It's official,  Rick Perry has ended his race for the GOP presidential nomination.  Evan Smith and Emily Ramshaw talk about the reasons he called it quits. And although he's had strong finishes in Iowa and New Hampshire, Ron Paul still can't seem to break through to establishment Republicans.  Ross Ramsey talks about Paul's appeal and his chances of winning the nomination.

Read more on these stories in this weekend's editions of The New York Times, and on www.texastribune.org.

Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the Republican nomination on January 19, 2012.  In the background are son Griffin Perry, left and wife Anita Perry.
Rick Perry gives a thumbs up as he leaves after suspending his bid for the Republican nomination on January 19, 2012. In the background are son Griffin Perry, left and wife Anita Perry.

Updated: Perry Could Run Again, Adviser Says

Following Rick Perry's decision to leave the campaign trail, his strategists suggest he could run for governor — or even for the presidency — again. "As you know, we don't have term limits in Texas," Perry adviser Ray Sullivan said. 

Gov. Rick Perry speaking to a resident of Greer, S.C., during a downtown walk on Jan. 18, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry speaking to a resident of Greer, S.C., during a downtown walk on Jan. 18, 2012.

Livestream: Perry Abandons Presidential Bid

Gov. Rick Perry, who jumped into the presidential race in August and shot to the front of the crowded field, is dropping out of the race today. Perry stumbled badly out of the gate and has since been unable to gain momentum, polling in the single digits in South Carolina, the state where he hoped to make a strong showing. At a 10 a.m. (CST) press conference in North Charleston, South Carolina, the Texas governor is expected to end his White House bid.

Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, right, at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012.
Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst and former Dallas Mayor Tom Leppert, right, at a U.S. Senate candidate debate on Jan. 12, 2012.

Campaign Roundup: Political News for the Week of 1/18

Four of the state's top officeholders each raised more than $1 million during the second half of 2011. Lt. Gov. David Dewhurst, who is running for the U.S. Senate, raised $1.5 million for his federal campaign account in the fourth quarter alone. Attorney General Greg Abbott and Comptroller Susan Combs also tallied seven-figure totals. And Gov. Rick Perry raised $1 million for his state account.

Gov. Rick Perry announces his presidential bid in South Carolina on Aug. 13, 2011.
Gov. Rick Perry announces his presidential bid in South Carolina on Aug. 13, 2011.

Candid Perry Comes to Terms With Long Odds

Gov. Rick Perry's frenetic campaign schedule suggests he is not thinking much about the moment his presidential run will come to an end. But in an interview before a studio audience Monday in Myrtle Beach, Perry sounded somewhat less certain of victory and finally willing, perhaps, to look beyond a campaign that started off with such hope but quickly went off the rails.

Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.
Gov. Rick Perry and his wife, Anita, addressing supporters after his fifth-place finish in the Iowa caucuses on Jan. 3, 2012.

Evangelicals Deliver Blow to Perry

Rick Perry, trying to rescue his presidential campaign in South Carolina, got some unwelcome news Saturday from back home, where influential evangelical leaders threw their support behind former Pennsylvania Sen. Rick Santorum.

TribWeek: Top Texas News for the Week of 1/9/12

Tan and Root on the Texas presidential candidates returning to the state where Rick Perry started his campaign, Philpott on Perry's swipes at Mitt Romney, Ramshaw on Griffin Perry's tweets, M. Smith on the next round of fights over student testing, E. Smith's TribLive interview with Michael Quinn Sullivan, yours truly on the sliding primary election calendar, Hamilton on higher-education efforts to bolster the Texas work force, Grissom's interview with John Raley, Galbraith on the greenhouse gas wars and Aguilar on making it easier for immigrants to return to the U.S.: The best of our best content from January 9 to 13, 2012.

Rick Perry's son Griffin has injected energy into his father's downtrodden presidential campaign via his Tweets.
Rick Perry's son Griffin has injected energy into his father's downtrodden presidential campaign via his Tweets.

On Twitter, Rick Perry's Son Livens Up Dad's Candidacy

Mitt Romney has a traveling band of lookalike sons. Jon Huntsman has his ever-tweeting daughters. The latest addition to this political kids club is Rick Perry’s 28-year-old son, Griffin, who has propelled himself into the headlines — and injected some much-needed energy into his father’s decidedly downtrodden candidacy — with his Twitter missives from the campaign trail.